When Alisa met Elliott

November 18 2012

Utterly charming meeting between Alisa Weilerstein and a joyful 103-year old Elliott Carter in New York last July. They discuss his 2001 cello concerto, which she has recorded, alongside the Elgar, with Barenboim and the Staatskapelle Berlin.

The last Carter premiere before his death was Dialogue 2, written for Barenboim’s 70th birthday and played by him, alongside Brahms 1, at La Scala under Gustavo Dudamel on October 25. Carter completed his last work, 12 Short Epigrams for piano, on August 13 and died on November 5.

Guardian. New York Times.

5 Responses to “When Alisa met Elliott”

  1. davidderrick Says:

    This calls itself the last interview. There was actually a later, real interview in connection with his reception of the insignia of the Legion of Honour at the French Embassy in New York on September 21:


  2. Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. What a pleasure to watch. Thanks.

  3. davidderrick Says:

    ABC Radio National, The Music Show, Andrew Ford, on Carter and Henze: “I can’t help feeling that a vast amount of humanity has departed with these two men.”


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