Autonomy and Dialog in Elliott Carter’s ‘Enchanted Preludes

Author: Roeder, John
Publication details: Analytical Studies in World Music. Ed. Michael Tenzer. New York: Oxford.


This chapter provides a detailed examination of a contemporary chamber work by a celebrated American composer, with: Social and Artistic Context; One Composer’s Response; Sources of Autonomy: Definitions; Textural Overview; Pitch-Interval Dialogue; Deepening Engagements; and Closure.