Review of The Music of Elliott Carter, Second Edition. By David Schiff.

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Abstract: The second edition of David Schiff's The Music of Elliott Carter differs drastically from the first.1 Gone are two lengthy chapters on musical time and musical space; both are replaced by a single, brief technical glossary. The second edition is organized by genre, not chronologically. Discussions of pieces included in the first edition have been revised. Schiff's writing has undergone a marked change as well. 'What he describes as the "rhetorical excesses of the first edition" (vii) has been exorcised in favor of a terse, occasionally hurried prose style—perhaps too strong a swing to the other side of the writing pendulum.

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Intégral 13, pp. 201-215
Language: English
Date: 2000
David Schiff, The Music of Elliott Carter, Second edition

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