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

Tom McGee has been building web sites since 1995, and blogging here since 2006. Currently a senior developer at Seton Hall University, he's also a freelance web programmer and musician. Contact him if you have the need for a blog, web site, redesign or custom programming!

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