Carter, Elliott. (1908–2012) [Knussen, Oliver. (1952–2018)]
"The Musical Languages of Elliott Carter" — Signed Presentation Copy
Washington: Library of Congress. 1984. First.
Signed Presentation Copy from the great American composer to the great British composer Oliver Knussen and his wife: "For Sue and Ollie / affectionately / Elliott / N.Y. / April 25, 1985." Hardcover. 87 pp. Toning to cover, else in fine condition.
Elliott Carter's career spanned over 75 years, with compositions ranging from chamber music to orchestral works to opera. He twice won the Pulitzer Prize, and was the first composer to receive the United States National Medal of Arts. Oliver Knussen was likewise a towering figure in contemporary music, as composer and conductor, teacher and artistic director. He was a committed champion of the works of Carter.