Elliott Carter at Buffalo


  • “The first true American masterpiece.” So said Igor Stravinsky about Elliot Carter’s “Double Concerto”. In 1979, Mr. Carter flew to Buffalo, New York, to hear a group of first-rate musicians rehearse and perform this complex modern work for piano and harpsichord. The film is a unique record not only of a concert performance, but an fascinating view of the collaboration between musicians and a renowned composer.

  • A film by D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus 1980, 45 min., color.