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11 Dec 2007

6 Characters in Search of a Dimension, in Different Operatic Tempos

By ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 10 December 2007]

Though Elliott Carter is an indisputably towering figure in contemporary music, few would have pegged him as a composer with a knack for opera. He attended operas for decades, but selectively. He did not pay heed to “La Bohème” until he was nearly 70 and left the show unimpressed.

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