Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Two Controversies and a Conversation (2011)

pour piano, percussion et orchestre

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 2011
    • Durée : 11 mn
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Commande: New York Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Festival et Radio France
Effectif détaillé
  • flûte piccolo (aussi flûte), 2 hautbois, 2 clarinette (aussi 1 clarinette en mib, 1 clarinette basse), basson, cor, 2 trompette, trombone, 2 violon, 2 violon II, 2 alto, 2 violoncelle, 2 contrebasse [nombre de cordes minimum]

Information sur la création

  • 8 June 2012, États-Unis, New York, Metropolitan Museum, par Colin Currie : percussion, Eric Huebner : piano, New York Philharmonic : David Robertson.

Note de programme

After the premiere of Conversations at the Aldeburgh Festival in June of 2011 Oliver Knussen suggested that I expand this piece. I decided to add two more movements, which became the two controversies. The first of the two controversies has the percussion in the leading role and the second features the piano which ends the movement in a flourish.

Elliott Carter.