Having seen his opera staged in his native city, Carter now moves into his second century with undiminished creative energy. In the past year he has written, apart from several smaller pieces, a piano concerto that Daniel Barenboim will feature at the centenary concert in Carnegie Hall a year from now.
Thursday, 13 December 2007
Paul Griffiths is one of the
’ favourite authors. His biography of Jean Barraqué, The Sea on Fire, is a scholarly and imaginative triumph, while his collection of occasional pieces and reviews, The Substance of Things Heard, was described as “illuminating, translucent, sagacious” by the TLS. University of Rochester Press is also an accomplished librettist, and here he writes about recent performances of his collaboration with one of modern music’s greatest composers: Griffiths