Tuesday, November 6, 2012

down: two musical masterminds

RIP Elliot Carter and Hans Werner Henze, two of the twentieth century's greatest classical composers. 

In the face of popular jazz, rock & roll and rap, they managed to keep the weird and romantic tones alive. I like this quote from EC's obit: when asked why he had chosen to write such difficult music: “I learned that the public didn’t care. So I decided to write for myself. Since then, people have gotten interested.” 

igor and elliot
hans