Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

String Trio (2011)

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : may 2011
    • Durée : 07 mn
    • Éditeur : Boosey & Hawkes
Effectif détaillé
  • violon, alto, violoncelle

Information sur la création

  • 8 December 2011, États-Unis, New York, NY, par Rolf Schulte : violon, Richard O'Niell : alto, Fred Sherryl : violoncelle.

Note de programme

In planning to compose this string trio I realized that the viola had a more somber sound than the more brilliant violin and cello. While held like the violin, it is somewhat larger which forces the fingers that stop the strings to reach further for high notes. Therefore, I felt that I would make the viola have its own voice and be the most prominent member of the ensemble. The work is dedicated to Rolf Schulte, Richard O’Neill and Fred Sherry.

Elliott Carter.