Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Pocahontas (1939)

ballet-légende en un acte, pour orchestre

œuvre scénique

  • Informations générales
    • Date de composition : 1939
    • Durée : 35 mn
    • Éditeur : Associated Music Publishers
Effectif détaillé
  • 3 flûtes, 2 hautbois, 2 clarinettes, 2 bassons, 4 cors, 3 trompettes, 3 trombones, tuba, timbales, 4 percussionnistes, harpe, piano, cordes

Information sur la création

  • Date : 24 mai 1939
    Lieu :

    États-Unis, New York

    Interprètes :

    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.

Note de programme

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.

Elliott Carter.