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Get Carter! The Music of Elliott Carter

 14 January 2006 at 8.00pm 

Get Carter! The Music of Elliott Carter

Barbican Hall, London
Barbican, Silk Street, London EC2
United Kingdom
020 7638 8891

BBC Symphony Orchestra
David Robertson conductor
Jane Irwin mezzo soprano

Having studied and absorbed the neo-classical aesthetic favoured by Nadia Boulanger, Carter increasingly turned to the distinctly American model of Charles Ives in the 1940s and to a wider concern for developmental processes in music.

Holiday Overture, written following the liberation of Paris in 1944, weaves its celebratory spell from subtle shifts in rhythm and syncopations. Unexpected changes and relationships of character, as unfolded by contemporary psychologists and novelists, inform Variations for Orchestra, a thrilling, innovative take on traditional variation form.

Elliot Carter : Holiday Overture
Charles Ives : Decoration Day
Charles Ives : Fourth of July
Elliot Carter : Of Rewaking
Roger Sessions : Rhapsody
Elliot Carter : Variations for Orchestra

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