Elliott Carter

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Birthday
11, 1908
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 5, 2012 (103)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
11, 1908
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Nov 5, 2012 (103)

About

Composer who received the Pulitzer Prize twice. He was known for his use of atonality and complex rhythmic structures.

Before Fame

He majored in English at Harvard College, but made time to study music and sing with the Harvard Glee Club. He earned his Master's degree in music from Harvard in 1932.

Trivia

He won the Grammy for Best Classical Contemporary Composition in 1994 for his Violin Concerto.

Family Life

He was born into the wealthy family of businessman Elliott Carter Sr. and Florence Chambers. He married Helen Frost-Jones in 1939.

Associated With

He was encouraged to pursue music by Charles Ives who sold insurance to his family.