Elliott Carter

1908 - 2012

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Elliott Cook Carter Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American modernist composer. One of the most respected composers of the second half of the 20th century, he combined elements of European modernism and American "ultra-modernism" into a distinctive style with a personal harmonic and rhythmic language, after an early neoclassical phase. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elliott Carter has received more than 296,581 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Elliott Carter is the 782nd most popular composer (down from 745th in 2019), the 3,800th most popular biography from United States (down from 3,578th in 2019) and the 44th most popular American Composer.

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Among composers, Elliott Carter ranks 782 out of 1,228Before him are Simon Sechter, Franco Donatoni, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Nikos Skalkottas, Nikolai Tcherepnin, and Henri Tomasi. After him are Joseph Weigl, Otakar Ševčík, Nobuo Uematsu, Francesco Feo, Sigismondo d'India, and Alexei Lvov.

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Among people born in 1908, Elliott Carter ranks 154Before him are Sarit Thanarat, Son Ngoc Thanh, John Mills, Gideon Ståhlberg, Mario Evaristo, and Michel Marcel Navratil. After him are Fritz Fischer, Ho Jong-suk, Olga Benário Prestes, Alfons Rebane, Edoardo Amaldi, and Jorge Oteiza. Among people deceased in 2012, Elliott Carter ranks 160Before him are Jack Klugman, George McGovern, Albert O. Hirschman, James Farentino, Ivica Horvat, and José María Zárraga. After him are John Christopher, Georgi Lozanov, William Thurston, Ignatius IV of Antioch, Gevork Vartanian, and Carlo Rambaldi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Elliott Carter ranks 3,800 out of 15,968Before him are William P. Rogers (1913), James J. Corbett (1866), Richard Estes (1932), Michael Berryman (1948), Schuyler Colfax (1823), and George Clinton (1941). After him are Dylan McDermott (1961), Frank Jarvis (1878), Dermot Mulroney (1963), William Clark (1770), Mitch McConnell (1942), and Jane Badler (1953).

Among COMPOSERS In United States

Among composers born in United States, Elliott Carter ranks 44Before him are Basil Poledouris (1945), Harold Arlen (1905), Dave Grusin (1934), Thomas Newman (1955), La Monte Young (1935), and Stephen Sondheim (1930). After him are Amy Beach (1867), Edward MacDowell (1860), George Crumb (1929), Marvin Hamlisch (1944), Charles Wuorinen (1938), and Harry Partch (1901).