Flawed Words and Stubborn Sounds A Conversation with Elliott Carter. Elliott CARTER, Allen Edwards.
Flawed Words and Stubborn Sounds A Conversation with Elliott Carter

Flawed Words and Stubborn Sounds A Conversation with Elliott Carter

New York: W.W. Norton & Company, [1971].

Octavo. Full black cloth with titling gilt to spine. 1f. (recto half-title, verso blank), 1f. (recto title, verso copyright), 1f. (recto quotation from Wallace Stevens, verso blank), 1f. (recto contents, verso blank), [9]-10 (Foreword), 1f. (half-title, verso blank), [13]-128 pp, In dustjacket.

With the composer's autograph inscription to front free endpaper: "For Vera & Jacob [Lateiner] affectionately & with gratitude Elliott" in black ink.

Dustjacket slightly worn.

"One of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, [Carter] blended the achievements of European modernism and American “ultra-modernism” into a unique style of surging rhythmic vitality, intense dramatic contrast, and innovative facture." David Schiff, revised by Mark D. Porcaro in Grove Music Online.

Jacob Lateiner (1928-2010), a noted American pianist and long-time teacher at Juilliard, commissioned Carter's Piano Concerto and gave its first performance in 1967 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Leinsdorf.

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