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Then, when the Depression came, all of this changed completely. Since that time, the entire public is of a very different sort and there was not so much support for contemporary music in a direct way. Elliott Carter#Came 68
Elliott Carter#Came 68
The Quartets have been a major part of my work. Elliott Carter#Major 68
Elliott Carter#Major 68
It was only later on that I became more interested in older music. Elliott Carter#Became 68
Elliott Carter#Became 68
Aaron Copland was a man that had a very specific point of view about what music should be which was that, he felt that new music should have the composer should show a personality in his music. Elliott Carter#Aaron 60
Elliott Carter#Aaron 60
Talking about a materialistic thing, I get about 13 times more royalties from Europe than I do from America. Elliott Carter#America 55
Elliott Carter#America 55
When I was in Paris, all of the German refugees began to flow in and it was a very sad time. Elliott Carter#Flow 55
Elliott Carter#Flow 55
In any case, Ives encouraged me to go into music even though he himself had such a hard time being a composer. Elliott Carter#Being 50
Elliott Carter#Being 50
The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs - Two different pairs - Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece. Elliott Carter#Cello 50
Elliott Carter#Cello 50
That was one of the big problems when I was at Harvard studying music. We had to write choral pieces in the style of Brahms or Mendelssohn, which was distressing because in the end you realized how good Brahms is, and how bad you are. Elliott Carter#Bad 48
Elliott Carter#Bad 48
An auditory scenario for the players to act out with their instruments. Elliott Carter#Act 37
Elliott Carter#Act 37
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