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for Guitar Alone

By Elliott Carter

For Guitar Alone. Composed by Elliott Carter (1908-). Boosey & Hawkes Chamber Music. Classical, Contemporary. 4 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M051390953. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48003106).

Item Number: HL.48003106

9x12 inches.

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  • 5

    Victoria, BC
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  • December 31, 2011 Shard

    A short work for guitar by America's dean of composers, Elliott Carter. Shard is consummate Carter - edgy, angular, with serene moments and a gorgeously tough harmonic/rhythmic language. I would consider Shard to be somewhat easier than Changes. I learned Shard because it is imbedded within another Carter work...

    : Luimen, for guitar, harp, mandolin, vibes, trumpet, and trombone. But playing Shard as a stand alone solo work is also very gratifying and exhilarating. If you are not conversant in Carter's style, be warned! It is advanced music for advanced players and curious, open-minded listeners. Yet for all its challenges, Shard is not nearly as difficult as some guitar works by Ferneyhough, Dillon, Lachennmann, Wourinen, etc.

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  • 5

    Nicholas Ciraldo
    Hattiesburg, MS
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  • June 11, 2008 Important, difficult work

    Please know that this ultra-avant-garde piece will require many hours of work and will amount to about 3 minutes of stage time; however, it is a great work not yet given the attention it deserves.

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