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Carter, ElliottFantasy (1999) 3'
for solo violin

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Composer's Notes  
Fantasy – Remembering Roger

Deeply convinced of the power of music and his own compositional direction, Roger Sessions was one of the most interesting and widely cultivated persons I have known.

His music always impressed me, so when he kindly offered to look over some of my early scores, I was greatly flattered. However, I never studied with him.

As composers-in-residence in Berlin in 1964, I came to appreciate how his convictions were combined with charm and humor.

In this Fantasy for solo violin, written in April 1999 for Rolf Schulte, I have tried to honor Sessions in my own way.

Elliott Carter, 1999

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