Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
ballet-légende en un acte, pour orchestre
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 35 mn
- Editor : Associated Music Publishers
- Composition date : 1939
- Instrumental ensemble music [Triple wind orchestra (or larger)]
- 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, harp, piano, strings
24 May 1939
États-Unis, New York
le Ballet Caravan, direction : Fritz Kitzinger.
- Suite pour orchestre de Pocahontas. Publication Edwin Kalmus, version révisée en 1961. Pub. AMP, 20 min.
- enregistrement : American Composers Orchestra, direction : Paul Dunkel, CRI 610.
While I was a student in Paris the choreographer George Balanchine had two weeks of Balanchine ballets in the Champs Élysée. A man I'd known in college, Lincoln Kirstein, was very much impressed by this and it was he that got George Balanchine to come over to the United States and start the New York City Ballet. In the early days, I was a musical advisor to that for a while. I was commissioned actually to write one ballet for them, which was done in 1939 on the subject of Pocahontas.