Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. After an early neoclassical phase, his style shifted to an emphasis on atonal and rhythmic complexity. His compositions are known and performed throughout the world; they include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works.
He was extremely productive in his later years, publishing more than 40 works between the ages of 90 and 100, and over 14 more after he turned 100 in 2008. His last work, 12 Short Epigrams for piano, was completed on August 13, 2012.
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... several articles and two books on the music of the American composer Elliott Carter (1908-2012) ... In 2000, his book Elliott Carter A Guide to Research was published by Garland Press (now Taylor and Francis) ... In 2012 his essay "Elliott Carter's Late Music" was published in the collection Elliott Carter Studies, which he co-edited with Marguerite Boland, published by Cambridge ...
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