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Elliott Carter, composer and Pulitzer winner, dies at 103

In this 1960 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Elliott Carter poses at the piano in his New York City apartment after the announcement of the award was made. Carter, a classical composer whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died Monday at age 103. (John Lent/The Associated Press)
In this 1960 file photo, Pulitzer Prize winning composer Elliott Carter poses at the piano in his New York City apartment after the announcement of the award was made. Carter, a classical composer whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died Monday at age 103. (John Lent/The Associated Press)
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Classical composer Elliott Carter, whose challenging, rhythmically complex works earned him widespread admiration and two Pulitzer Prizes, died Monday at age 103. His music publishing company, Boosey & Hawkes, called him an “iconic American composer.” It didn’t give the cause of his death. In a 1992 Associated Press interview, Carter described his works as “music that asks to be listened to in a concentrated way and listened to with a great deal of attention.” “It’s ...


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