Composer Elliott Carter is 100

He still composes classical scores every day


Classical music composer Elliott Carter turned 100 years old yesterday. He celebrated by attending a concert at Carnegie Hall that included a piece he composed, Interventions. The New York Times reports:

“Mr. Carter wrote the 17-minute piece, for piano and orchestra, just last year, at 98. In fact, since he turned 90, Mr. Carter has poured out more than 40 published works, an extraordinary burst of creativity at a stage when most people would be making peace with mortality.”

Carter continues to compose every day in his Greenwich Village apartment, where he has lived since 1945.