Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Elliott Carter dead at 103
Elliot Carter’s music was not for everyone. Â He was fine with that, however, saying music has always been way ahead of public taste.
“You know, when I was growing up in Boston, people used to say the Exit signs in Symphony Hall meant â€œthis way in case of Brahms,â€ Carter said in an interview with Norman Lebrecht some 30 years ago.
More recently, Carter spoke with cellist Alisa Weilerstein, who was working on a piece Carter wrote for Yo Yo Ma. Â During that interview, she offered to play some of it for him. Â It soon changed from performance to Master Class.
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Take a look at Elliott Carter’s last video interview