Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras (1961). [Score]. Elliott CARTER.

Double Concerto for Harpsichord and Piano with Two Chamber Orchestras (1961). [Score]

New York: Associated Music Publishers [PN AMP-96139-168], 1961.

Folio. Original publisher's light gray wrappers printed in dark green. [i] (title, with contents), [ii] (list of instruments), [iii] (seating plan), [iv]-[xiii] (notes on performance in English and Italian), [i] (blank), 168, [i] (blank), [i] (publisher's catalogue with works by Carter) pp.

Spine slightly chipped.

First Edition.

"Carter set off on a different stylistic course with the Second Quartet (1959) and the Double Concerto (1961). Perhaps under the influence of the European avant-garde—he was particularly impressed with Boulez’s Le marteau sans maître and Nono’s Il canto sospeso—he abandoned... long phrases and cumulative textures... and pursued a more fragmented, unpredictable, and dissonant style which nonetheless retains many elements of American ultramodernism... In the Double Concerto each interval is assigned a separate speed, a device proposed by Cowell in New Musical Resources (New York, 1930) and employed by Nancarrow in his player piano studies... In the concerto the two chamber orchestras and soloists are surrounded by four percussionists, who at the midpoint of the work play accelerating and retarding figures that whirl around the ensemble in both directions." David Schiff and Mark R. Porcaro in Grove Music Online.

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