Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Quintet for piano and string quartet (1997)
- General information
Composition date :
- Duration : 16 mn
- Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
- Composition date : 1997
- Musique de chambre [Quintette à cordes avec ou sans clavier]
- piano, violon, violon II, alto, violoncelle
18 November 1998
États-Unis, Washington D.C., Library of Congress
Ursula Oppens : piano et le Quartuor Arditti.
Quintet for Piano and String Quartet was composed during the summer of 1997 for the pianist, Ursula Oppens and the Arditti Quartet, commissioned for them by the Library of Congress with the intention of giving its premiere at a concert celebrating my 90th birthday at the Library.
The work is in one movement of many changing characters and contrasts. The moods and materials of the piano are contrasted with those of the string quartet, which, itself, is a combination of four different strands that maintain somewhat independent existences, played by the four strings.