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. 2

(for 2 violins, viola and cello)
1:14 Introduction
2:55 I. Allegro fantastico
1:38 Cadenza for viola
2:13 II. Presto scherzando
2:07 Cadenza for cello
4:25 III. Andante espressivo
1:51 Cadenza for violin
5:04 IV. Allegro
1:19 Conclusion
Duration: 23 minutes (approximately)
Composed: 1959 (age 50-51)
3 recordings, 27 videos
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1:16
Pacifica Quartet
I. Introduction
3:04
Pacifica Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:54
Pacifica Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
2:20
Pacifica Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
2:10
Pacifica Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
5:10
Pacifica Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:55
Pacifica Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
5:23
Pacifica Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:31
Pacifica Quartet
IX. Conclusion
1:17
Juilliard String Quartet
I. Introduction
3:02
Juilliard String Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:34
Juilliard String Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
2:21
Juilliard String Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
2:19
Juilliard String Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
4:33
Juilliard String Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:55
Juilliard String Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
5:07
Juilliard String Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:24
Juilliard String Quartet
IX. Conclusion
1:08
Composer's Quartet
I. Introduction
2:40
Composer's Quartet
II. I. Allegro fantastico
1:27
Composer's Quartet
III. Cadenza for viola
1:57
Composer's Quartet
IV. II. Presto scherzando
1:53
Composer's Quartet
V. Cadenza for cello
3:32
Composer's Quartet
VI. III. Andante espressivo
1:43
Composer's Quartet
VII. Cadenza for violin
4:42
Composer's Quartet
VIII. IV. Allegro
1:03
Composer's Quartet
IX. Conclusion

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Edward Burlingame Hill (1872-1960)
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Born: September 9, 1872, Cambridge, MA Died: July 9, 1960, Francestown, NH (age 87)
Ellen Taaffe Zwilich (born 1939)
Student
Nationality: American
Born: April 30, 1939, Miami, FL (age 80)