1st Edition

Elliott Carter A Guide to Research

By John F. Link Copyright 2000

    This is a comprehensive guide to research on the American composer Elliott Carter (b. 1908), widely acknowledged as one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century. It contains a chronology, complete list of works, detailed discography, and fully annotated bibliography of over 1,000 books, articles, interviews, video recordings, and Carter's own writings. This essential reference book covers the most significant works in English, French, German, and Italian, from the 1940s-when Carter's music first began to attract attention-to the 1990s.

    Preface acknowledgments An Elliott Carter Chronology Abbreviations 1. Elliott Carter's Compositions 2. Discography of Commercial Recordings of Elliott Carter's Compositions 3. Annotated Bibliography of carter Studies Appendix 1: Chronology of Elliott Carter's Compositions Appendix 2: A Note About Primary Sources index


    John F. Link is Asst. Professor of Music at William Paterson University (NJ), and director of the school's Center for Electroacoustic Music. He is also a published composer, performer, and musicologist. He lives in New York City.

    "Link's exhaustive compilation will be a significant addition to the library of any serious student of 20th century music. . . . helpful . . . [and] remarkably complete." -- Choice