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Re: [ARSCLIST] Elliott Carter

Carter is very much alive; he walks with a cane and his hearing is a bit
fragile, but the inner ear is in fine shape: he's still composing
substantial works for large ensembles.  With any luck, he'll reach a
centenary on December 11, 2008.  Babbitt (b. 1916) is also still productive.


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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Elliott Carter

Most definitely still living (at least as of a few minutes ago). For a 
while, Ornstein seemed to be a permanent figure as OLC, but even he 
couldn't make it past 108 (if you go by wiki's dates) and he stopped 
composing at the tender age of 97. Menotti just crapped out at a paltry 
95, so I really don't know of an heir-in-waiting.


Peter Hirsch

David Lennick wrote:
> Anyone know if Elliott Carter is still alive? If he is, he's 98. Just 
> curious. I don't see any death date for him.
> Oldest living composer?
> dl

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