Happy Birthday

To Elliott Carter. The great composer turns 100 today. Yesterday was also the 100th birthday of the late Olivier Messiaen. Two great composers born in different parts of the world just one day apart. By another strange coincidence, I have autographed scores by both of them — the only two autographed scores I own.

Here’s the first movement of Carter’s String Quartet No. 1. Listen closely and enjoy.

String Quartet No. 1, First Movement

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