Night Fantasies [Solo piano]. Elliott CARTER.

Night Fantasies [Solo piano]

New York/London: Associated Music Publishers [PN 7852-2], 1982.

Quarto (300 x 230 mm). Original publisher's ivory wrappers with titling within dark brown rectangle to upper, publisher's catalogue to lower. 1f. (recto title, verso blank), 1f. (recto preface, verso performance instructions), 48 pp.

Wrappers very slightly worn. Occasional annotations in red pencil throughout.

First Edition.

Night Fantasies premiered in Bath, England by Ursula Oppens on 2 June 1980.

"Although considered by many America’s greatest composer after Copland’s death, Carter remained a loner on the American musical scene, affiliated with no group or school and indifferent to the changing demands of fashion and the marketplace. He once commented that the most radical work an American composer could write would be one like Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, which assumed the most highly developed musical culture in its listeners. By the time he exceeded 100 years, his inspiration undiminished, Carter had produced more than half a century of just such subversively refined masterpieces." David Schiff and Mark D. Porcaro in Grove Music Online.

Item #34182

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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