“Elliott Carter: Settings” Audio Companion

Welcome to the online companion to Chicago Review 58:3/4, “Elliott Carter: Settings.” This section of our website will feature collections of streaming audio recordings that illustrate the essays and other documents included the print version of the journal. The audio companion includes the following sections.

Note: some kinks are still being worked out in this section. Please return soon for all of the streaming links available on the pages listed below. Thanks for visiting!



Elliott Carter, Selected Vocal Works

Audio examples discussed in the print essays representing Carter’ s major works are available for streaming, including A Mirror on Which to Dwell (1975), Syringa (1978), Of Challenge and of Love (1994), On Conversing with Paradise (2008), and Poems of Louis Zukofsky (2008).


Audio Companion to “The New Ancients and the Old Moderns ”

Audio samples used by Carter in his lecture “The New Ancients and the Old Moderns” from the 1981 Venice Bienniale, translated from Italian and published for the first time in this issue, illustrate his composition technique.


New Music and Contemporary Poetry

An audio collection curated and annotated by critic Jeremy Glazier offers readers the chance to explore musical settings of poetry beyond those of Elliott Carter. This mini-anthology of recent works by Carter’ s contemporaries and younger composers of new music features works based on poems by Elizabeth Bishop, John Ashbery, Pablo Neruda, John Donne, T. S. Eliot, Mark Doty, Jackson Mac Low, Louise Labé, Gertrude Stein, Paul Celan, Eino Leino, and János Pilinszky.