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Carter, ElliottFigment II (2001) 5'
for solo cello

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World Premiere
Alice Tully Hall, New York, New York
Fred Sherry, cello /

Composer's Notes  
Figment II was composed in the spring of 2001 as a present for the wonderful American cellist Fred Sherry, who with his outstanding instrumental and organizational abilities and his boundless enthusiasm has done so much for music.

This short Figment for solo cello recalls fragmentarily bits of the Thoreau movement of the Concord Sonata and Hallowe’en by my late friend Charles Ives, whose music I have known since 1924 and have loved these works in particular.

— Elliott Carter

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This program note may be reproduced free of charge in concert programs with a credit to the composer.

Recommended Recording
Lauds and Lamentation: Music of Elliott Carter and Isang Yun
Heinz Holliger / Thomas Zehetmair / Ruth Killius / Thomas Demenga
ECM New Series 1848

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