Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Fons Juventatis (2004)

for orchestra

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2004
    • Duration : 3 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Cycle : Three Illusions
Detailed formation
  • piccolo, 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, percussionist, harp, piano, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 6 October 2005
    Location :

    États-Unis, Boston


    Performers :

    le Boston Symphony, direction : James Levine.

Observations

Program note

According to a Roman myth at recurs in medieval French literature, Jupiter fell for the nymph Juventas (Youth) and turned her into a fountain, whose waters rejuvenate all who bathe in it.

Elliott Carter.