Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Two Controversies and a Conversation (2011)
for piano, percussion and orchestra
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 11 mn
- Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
- Commission: New York Philharmonic, Aldeburgh Festival et Radio France
- Composition date : 2011
- Concertant music [2 various soloists and ensemble/orchestra]
- piccolo (also flute), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet), bassoon, horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, 2 violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, 2 double basses [nombre de cordes minimum]
8 June 2012
États-Unis, New York, Metropolitan Museum
Colin Currie : percussion, Eric Huebner : piano, New York Philharmonic : David Robertson.
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.