Elliott Carter

Elliott Carter (1908-2012)

Nationality: American
Born: December 11, 1908, New York Died: November 5, 2012, New York (age 103)

String Quartet No. 1

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
12:02 I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole
12:36 II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio
14:02 III. Variations
Duration: 38 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1951 (age 42-43)
4 recordings, 17 videos
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9:06
Pacifica Quartet
I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole (part 1 of 2)
3:29
Pacifica Quartet
I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole (part 2 of 2)
1:20
Pacifica Quartet
II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio (part 1 of 2)
11:59
Pacifica Quartet
II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio (part 2 of 2)
13:34
Pacifica Quartet
III. Variations
9:33
Juilliard String Quartet
I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole (part 1 of 2)
3:44
Juilliard String Quartet
I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole (part 2 of 2)
1:19
Juilliard String Quartet
II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio (part 1 of 2)
12:15
Juilliard String Quartet
II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio (part 2 of 2)
15:08
Juilliard String Quartet
III. Variations
9:54
Unknown ensemble
(part 1 of 4)
9:54
Unknown ensemble
(part 2 of 4)
9:54
Unknown ensemble
(part 3 of 4)
8:35
Unknown ensemble
(part 4 of 4)
12:02
Composer's Quartet
I. Fantasia. Maestoso - Allegro scorrevole
12:36
Composer's Quartet
II. Allegro scorrevole - Adagio
13:25
Composer's Quartet
III. Variations

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