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Joe Barron

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #40 on: June 06, 2007, 12:27:12 PM »
Thanks, Bruce. Nicely done. I really have a hankering to hear the Illusions again. I hope someone, somewhere manages to record it.

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #41 on: June 06, 2007, 12:31:13 PM »
Thanks, Bruce. Nicely done. I really have a hankering to hear the Illusions again. I hope someone, somewhere manages to record it.

Thank you, Joe!  And I agree.  Surely at only nine minutes it will find its way onto a recording...

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #42 on: June 06, 2007, 01:42:31 PM »
Oh, heck; two of the pieces I'm working on now are longer  ;)

Joe Barron

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« Reply #43 on: June 06, 2007, 02:06:57 PM »
Oh, heck; two of the pieces I'm working on now are longer  ;)

Well, aren't you just the cat's pajamas ...  ;)

karlhenning

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #44 on: June 06, 2007, 02:08:09 PM »
I will thank you, Sir, not to refer to me as feline sleepwear!  ;)

Joe Barron

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #45 on: June 06, 2007, 02:08:50 PM »
Surely at only nine minutes it will find its way onto a recording...

Question is, which orchestra? Levine has now conducted it with both the BSO and the MET, which means it will probably be recorded with the London Sinfonietta.

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« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2007, 02:10:10 PM »
There must be an archival tape of the BSO.  I'm not sure what further discussions need to take place to set future BSO recordings a-rolling in the pipeline.

Joe Barron

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #47 on: June 25, 2007, 07:37:19 AM »
This just in from the EC e-mail network:

Call for papers

Tribute to Elliott Carter

An International Conference


Organized by the C.R.A.L
 (Center for Research in Arts and Langage) EHESS/CNRS (music team), Paris

December 11-12, 2008

Paris, France


Elliott Carter, who continues to compose major works, full of admirable inventiveness, refinement and vitality, will celebrate his 100th birthday on December 11, 2008.
This conference seeks to honor this great artist whose the extraordinarily rich and prolific career invites to new studies and reflexion.

The selection committee encourages participants to explore a broad range of approaches : analytical, esthetical, historical, philosophical and even socio-political.

Possible topics (not restrictive) :

Carter’s language
Tradition and innovation
Interpreting Carter’s music
Carter and Europe
Carter and America
Influences (literature, arts, sciences, etc.)
Writings

Each paper will be limited to a 30-minute presentation with an additional 10-minute discussion follow up.

Languages of the conference : French or English

Papers will be published on the website of the CRAL.

Please send an abstract of not more than 300 words as well as a short résumé to :
Carterparis2008@aol.com or maxnoubel@aol.com

 or to the postal address :

École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
CRAL
Secrétariat de direction
(Colloque Elliott Carter)
105, boulevard Raspail
75 006   Paris France

Scientific director : Max Noubel, CRAL/EHESS

Deadline : December 1,  2008



So get busy, people. Paris in December, and two days of academic papers. You just know it's going to be a wild time.

For myself, I'll be spending the centenary listening to the music, rather than listening to academics talk about it. If there are no concerts in New York, I'll take the day off and lock myself in my apartment with my CDs.

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #48 on: June 26, 2007, 12:28:44 PM »
And another Carter event on the horizon: next year's Focus! Festival at Juilliard will be called All About Elliott, a week's worth of free concerts, presumably with a lot of his music.  The closing concert alone should be worth hearing:

Feb. 2, 2008

Juilliard Orchestra
James Levine, Conductor
Cellist TBA

Ives: Orchestral Set No. 1: Three Places in New England
Carter: Cello Concerto
Carter: Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei

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karlhenning

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« Reply #49 on: June 26, 2007, 12:33:33 PM »
Feb. 2, 2008

Juilliard Orchestra
James Levine, Conductor
Cellist TBA

Well, they had better A that cellist ASAP, Bruce  8)

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« Reply #50 on: June 26, 2007, 12:42:25 PM »
Well, they had better A that cellist ASAP, Bruce  8)

The soloists are usually Juilliard students as well, so perhaps they are waiting until fall begins to select someone studying then.  Could be quite an evening! 

PS, silly me, I forgot to mention the opening concert:

January 25, 2008

Musicians from the New Juilliard Ensemble
and the Lucerne Festival Academy
Pierre Boulez, Conductor  :D

Varèse: Intégrales
Carter: Triple Duo
Stravinsky: Concertino (for twelve instruments)
Carter: Penthode
Boulez: Derive I
Carter: Clarinet Concerto

The combined ensemble will revive this program at the Lucerne Festival in summer 2008.

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2007, 02:54:16 PM »
Juilliard Orchestra
James Levine, Conductor
Cellist TBA


Carter Brey, maybe?

(Carter plays Carter)

Joe Barron

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #52 on: June 26, 2007, 05:30:16 PM »

Ives: Orchestral Set No. 1
Ives: Three Places in New England

This confuses me. The Orchestral Set No. 1 and Three Places in New England are the same piece.

Bruce, what are some of the other concerts? Will they be doing the Double Concerto?
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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #53 on: June 27, 2007, 03:15:41 AM »
This confuses me. The Orchestral Set No. 1 and Three Places in New England are the same piece.

Maybe it's the Set No. 1 for Theater Orchestra?

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #54 on: June 27, 2007, 05:26:08 AM »
This confuses me. The Orchestral Set No. 1 and Three Places in New England are the same piece.

Bruce, what are some of the other concerts? Will they be doing the Double Concerto?


Sorry, my mistake (now corrected). 

The other concerts during the week haven't been listed yet.  Usually they are smaller works (i.e., chamber music) with the big pieces as "bookends" for the festival. 

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Joe Barron

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« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2007, 12:15:51 PM »
Slow day at work, and I have just wasted an hour putting together a numbered, chronological list of Mr. Carter's works. There are 116 pieces (if I missed any, let me know), including a couple of very new pieces, HBHH for solo oboe and Matribute, for piano. The median line falls between 58 and 59, so that the midpoint of Mr. Carter's output lies somewhere in 1990, when he was 81 (for most of the year). In other words, he's written as many works in the past 17 years as he wrote in the previous 54. Now, some of the later works are counted twice — the three movements of the Symphonia, or each of the Three Illusions for example. I think this is legitimate, since they can be played separately or together. It doesn't change the count much, and in any event, the early ballets are also counted twice, both as full pieces and as suites.  0:)

1. Tarantella    1936   
2. Harvest Home   1937   
3. Let's Be Gay   1937   
4. Heart Not So Heavy As Mine   1938   
5. Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred   1938
6. Pocahontas    1939
7. Pocahontas, Suite from the Ballet   1939   
8. Canonic Suite (alto saxophones)   1939   
9. Canonic Suite (clarinets)   1939   

10. Pastorale 1941   
11. Symphony No. 1   1942
12. The Rose Family   1943
13. Dust of Snow   1943
14. Voyage   1943   
15. Elegy 1943
16. The Harmony of Morning   1944   
17. Holiday Overture   1944
18. Musicians Wrestle Everywhere 1945
19. Piano Sonata, 1945-46
20. The Minotaur   1947   
21. The Minotaur, Suite from the Ballet   1947
22. Sonata for Cello and Piano   1948   
23. Woodwind Quintet   1948   
24. Eight Etudes and a Fantasy   1949   


25. Eight Pieces for Four Timpani   1950   
26. String Quartet No. 1   1950   
27. Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord   1952
28. Variations for Orchestra   1955
29. String Quartet No. 2   1959


30. Double Concerto   1961
31. Concerto for Piano   1964   
32. Concerto for Orchestra   1969


33. Canon for Three Equal Instruments “In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky”   1971   
34. String Quartet No. 3   1971   
35. Duo   1973   
36. Brass Quintet   1974
37. A Fantasy about Purcell’s “Fantasia upon One Note”   1974   
38. A Mirror on Which to Dwell   1975   
39. Three Poems of Robert Frost   1975   
40. A Symphony of Three Orchestras   1976   
41. Syringa   1978   


42. Night Fantasies   1980   
43. In Sleep, in Thunder   1981   
44. Triple Duo    1983   
45. Changes   1983   
46. Riconoscenza   1984   
47. Canon for 4 - Homage to William 1984
48. Penthode   1985   
49. Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux   1985   
50. String Quartet No. 4   1986   
51. A Celebration of Some 100 x 150 notes (1986)
52. Oboe Concerto   1986-1987   
53. Birthday Flourish   1988
54. Enchanted Preludes   1988   
55. Remembrance (1988)
56. Anniversary   1989
57. Three Occasions for Orchestra   1986-1989   


58. Con Leggerezza Pensosa - Omaggio a Italo Calvino   1990   
59. Violin Concerto   1990   
60. Quintet for piano and winds   1991
61. Scrivo in Vento   1991   
62. Bariolage   1992   
63. Inner Song   1992
64. Immer Neu   1992   
65. Trilogy   1992   
66. Gra   1993
67. Partita   1993   
68. Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II   1994   
69. Fragment No. 1   1994   
70. Adagio Tenebroso   1994   
71. 90+   1994   
72. Figment   1994   
73. Of Challenge and of Love   1994
74. String Quartet No. 5   1995
75. Allegro Scorrevole   1996   
76. Clarinet Concerto   1996   
77. A 6 Letter Letter   1996
78. Symphonia: sum fluxae pretium spei   1993-1996
79. Quintet for piano and string quartet   1997
80. Shard   1997   
81. Luimen   1997   
82. What Next?   1997-1998   
83. Fragment No. 2   1999   
84. Fantasy   1999   
85. Statement   1999   
86. Two Diversions   1999   
87. Tempo e Tempi   1989-1999   

88. ASKO Concerto   1999-2000   
89. Cello Concerto   2000   
90. Retrouvailles   2000   
91. Hiyoku   2001   
92. Figment No. 2   2001
93. Steep Steps   2001   
94. Rhapsodic Musings   2001   
95. Oboe Quartet   2001   
96. 4 Lauds   1984-2001   
97. Micomicón (2002)
98. Retracing   2002
99. Boston Concerto   2002   
100. Of Rewaking   2002   
101. Au Quai   2002   
102. Dialogues   2003   
103. Call 2003
104. More's Utopia (2004)
105. Fons Juventatis (2004)
106. Three Illusions for Orchestra   2004   
107. Mosaic   2004   
108. Réflexions   2004
109. Soundings   2005   
110. Intermittences   2005   
111. Catenaires 2005
112. Horn Concerto (2006)
113. In the Distances of Sleep (2006)
114. HBHH (2007)
115. Matribute (2007)
116. Interventions, for piano and orcestra (2007)
117. Three Mad-rigales for six solo voices (2007)
118. Sound Fields for strings (2007)

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #56 on: June 28, 2007, 12:24:02 PM »
The median line falls between 58 and 59, so that the midpoint of Mr. Carter's output lies somewhere in 1990, when he was 82. In other words, he's written as many works in the past 17 years as he wrote in the previous 54.

This is, to me, the most fascinating part of your interesting project.  Just seeing the works divided by decades is useful; I had no idea he had written so little during the 1960s. 

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Re: The Carter Corner
« Reply #57 on: June 28, 2007, 12:24:44 PM »
So Joe are all of them available on a recording (except for a few of the newer pieces)?

bwv 1080

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« Reply #58 on: June 28, 2007, 12:29:18 PM »
So here is my listening list (pieces I do not know)

1. Tarantella    1936   
2. Harvest Home   1937   
3. Let's Be Gay   1937   
4. Heart Not So Heavy As Mine   1938   
5. Tell Me Where is Fancy Bred   1938
6. Pocahontas    1939
7. Pocahontas, Suite from the Ballet   1939   
8. Canonic Suite (alto saxophones)   1939   
9. Canonic Suite (clarinets)   1939   
10. Pastorale 1941   
11. Symphony No. 1   1942
12. The Rose Family   1943
13. Dust of Snow   1943
14. Voyage   1943   
16. The Harmony of Morning   1944   
17. Holiday Overture   1944
18. Musicians Wrestle Everywhere 1945
20. The Minotaur   1947   
21. The Minotaur, Suite from the Ballet   1947
27. Sonata for Flute, Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord   1952
28. Variations for Orchestra   1955
30. Double Concerto   1961
33. Canon for Three Equal Instruments “In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky”   1971   
36. Brass Quintet   1974
37. A Fantasy about Purcell’s “Fantasia upon One Note”   1974      
39. Three Poems of Robert Frost   1975      
44. Triple Duo    1983   
47. Canon for 4 - Homage to William 1984
53. Birthday Flourish   1988
62. Bariolage   1992   
63. Inner Song   1992
64. Immer Neu   1992   
65. Trilogy   1992   
68. Esprit Rude/Esprit Doux II   1994   
73. Of Challenge and of Love   1994
77. A 6 Letter Letter   1996
81. Luimen   1997   
82. What Next?   1997-1998   
84. Fantasy   1999   
85. Statement   1999   
91. Hiyoku   2001   
93. Steep Steps   2001   
94. Rhapsodic Musings   2001   
95. Oboe Quartet   2001   
96. 4 Lauds   1984-2001   
97. Micomicón (2002)
98. Retracing   2002
100. Micomicón   2002   
101. Of Rewaking   2002   
102. Au Quai   2002   
104. Call 2003
105. More's Utopia (2004)
106. Fons Juventatis (2004)
107. Three Illusions for Orchestra   2004   
108. Mosaic   2004   
109. Réflexions   2004
110. Soundings   2005   
111. Intermittences   2005   
112. Catenaires 2005
113. Horn Concerto (2006)
114. In the Distances of Sleep (2006)
115. HBHH (2007)
116. Matribute (2007)


Thanks for posting this, this really brings out Carter's productivity over the last 10 years or so.
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Joe Barron

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« Reply #59 on: June 28, 2007, 12:35:24 PM »
So Joe are all of them available on a recording (except for a few of the newer pieces)?

I believe everything from 1 through 96 has been recorded, except maybe the Birthday Flourish (BV* 53), which I have never heard. I think I have everything else. Of the newer works, only The Boston Concerto (BV 99) is available commercially. (I have a couple bootlegs of newer pieces).

* BV= Barron Verzeichnis
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