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Elliott Carters What Next?: Communication, Cooperation, and Separation Guy Capuzzo

Elliott Carters What Next?: Communication, Cooperation, and Separation

Guy Capuzzo

Published September 15th 2012
ISBN : 9781580464192
Hardcover
189 pages
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In 1997, the eminent American composer Elliott Carter teamed with British music critic/librettist Paul Griffiths to create the one-act opera What Next? Hailed by the New York Times as theatrically dynamic and poignant, the opera explores how sixMoreIn 1997, the eminent American composer Elliott Carter teamed with British music critic/librettist Paul Griffiths to create the one-act opera What Next? Hailed by the New York Times as theatrically dynamic and poignant, the opera explores how six people work together to emerge from the wreckage of an accident. Today, What Next? enjoys a prominent position in Carters celebrated late late compositional period. In the first book to focus exclusively on one Carter composition, Guy Capuzzo uses the metaphors of communication, cooperation, and separation to trace the dramatic arc of What Next? Through an approach that places stage action, words, and music on equal footing, Capuzzos readings of four excerpts from the opera reveal the inner workings of Carter and Griffithss tragicomedy. Elliott Carters What Next?: Communication, Cooperation, and Separation sheds light on a significant work by a major figure in twentieth-century concert music and will be of interest to all who study American music, vocal music, and musical criticism. Guy Capuzzo is associate professor of music theory at the University of North Carolina - Greensboro.