Revisiting 'Elliott Carter at 100'

Originally aired December 11, 2008 on WNYC's Evening Music

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Conceived as a tribute to Elliott Carter on the occasion of his 100th birthday, this special program from 2008 explores the compositional roots of the iconic American composer, as well as the ramifications of his complex, powerfully influential music. Terrance McKnight interviews Carter specialist Nadia Sirota, both of whom were hosts on WNYC Radio.

Carter was not only an important musical presence for most of the last century, but when this special aired, was still churning out new and challenging works. Sirota and McKnight look at the tuneful early works through the Pulitzer Prize-winning string quartets, thus tracing the emergence and development of Carter's innovative compositional techniques.

Here's a photo of Nadia Sirota's Carter-related Hauptstimme and Nebenstimme tattoos: 


Nadia Sirota

Hosted by:

Terrance McKnight


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Comments [2]

gina ballinger from graz, austria

such an enlightening sunday in autumn in graz, austria being given clues into the music of elliot carter thru nadia sirota ("very cool contrasts"!) and your questions to nadia, terrance. a world of never ending opening ups to me. thank you to Q2, wnyc, also!

Nov. 11 2012 07:05 AM
Marcel from Brooklyn

I just missed the Carter rebroadcast. I tried to connect to the link today on an iPhone but no luck.
Is this broadcast still available ( as a podcast or otherwise)?
Thanks so much

Nov. 07 2012 02:27 PM

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