La Scena Musicale

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Today's Birthdays in Music: December 11 (Berlioz, E. Carter)

1803 - Hector Berlioz, La-Côte-Saint-André, France; composer

Hector Berlioz website

"Un bal" (2nd mvt.) from Symphonie Fantastique (Orchestre de Paris, conducted by Herbert von Karajan, 1970)

"Gloire à Didon" from Les Troyens (N.Y. Metropolitan Opera, 1983)

1908 - Elliott Carter, New York, U.S.A.; composer

Elliott Carter at 99 (Los Angeles Times, August 2008)

Interview with Elliott Carter (2008)

Quintet for Piano and Strings (Part 1) (Arditti Quartet with Ursula Oppens, piano; Amsterdam, 1999)

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