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A Multifaceted Elliott Carter Marathon

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On Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, one of the single most influential, creative, surprising and unique voices in classical music was silenced. Elliott Carter, prolific as ever at age 103 passed away peacefully in his Greenwich Village home. His impact on the landscape of American Music cannot be overstated — I am completely awed and inspired by him. 

In celebration of his profound legacy, we are devoting a full day of programming on Q2 Music on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to his life and music.

Hear tributes from devoted colleagues, including clarinetist and personal assistant Virgil Blackwell, cellist Fred Sherry, clarinetist Charles Neidich and former Juilliard String Quartet members Sam Rhodes and Joel Smirnoff; listener testimonials; introductions to many of his key works from the composer himself; and a special stream at 8 pm, ET of the 2008 world premiere from the Juilliard School of his Clarinet Quintet featuring Mr. Neidich and the Juilliard String Quartet.

Hosted segments include:

  • Carter at 100 with Terrance McKnight and Nadia Sirota (8 am - 10 am, 6 pm - 8 pm)
  • Hammered! with pianist-composer Jed Distler (10 am)
  • Composer Suzanne Farrin (11 am - 1 pm) 
  • Nadia Sirota (1 pm - 6 pm)

Mr. Carter lived his life so fully and beautifully. He will be missed and revered.

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