The New York Times covers Elliott Carter’s 100th birthday.
Among the challenges that Elliott Carter has faced during a long, distinguished career as a composer, popular approval might be the one he least expected to grapple with. “It’s a little bit frightening, because I’m not used to being appreciated,” he explained during an onstage interview with Jeremy Geffen, Carnegie Hall’s director of artistic planning, on Friday night at Zankel Hall. “So when I am, I think I’ve made a mistake.”
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