'… this is a most valuable addition to the growing body of Elliott Carter literature. The fourteen chapters present a broad range of topics and approaches to this music, and address pieces throughout his career … a few of the essays, particularly those by Heinemann, Ravenscroft, and Schmidt should become essential reading for musicians undertaking their initial forays into Carter's unique approach to composition. Finally, the book is well edited, and the musical examples are beautifully engraved.' Notes
Marguerite Boland is a researcher in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at the Australian National University. Her scholarly interest is twentieth-century modernist music and aesthetics, particularly the music of Elliott Carter and of Johanna Beyer.
John Link is a composer and Professor of Music at the William Paterson University of New Jersey. He is the author of Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research (2000) and co-editor, with Nicholas Hopkins, of Elliott Carter's Harmony Book.