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Boosey & Hawkes (Hendon Music)

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

World Premiere
Carnegie Hall, New York, New York
Kirill Gerstein, pft
Composer's Notes

These Two Diversions for piano deal with a growing contrast between simultaneous musical ideas. The first Diversion presents a line of paired notes, musical intervals, that maintain a single speed throughout, while the other very changeable material uses many different speeds and characters. The second Diversion contrasts two musical lines one of which, on the whole, grows slower and slower while the other grows faster and faster. With these musical ideas about diverging materials, I hope I have written diverting music.

Elliott Carter

Reproduction Rights
This programme note can be reproduced free of charge in concert programmes with a credit to the composer

Recommended Recording

Charles Rosen
Bridge Records 9128

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