I love listening to the works of Elliott Carter, but you have to know what to listen for in order to appreciate his music. The key to understanding his Triple Duo is the multi-threaded conversation between 3 pairs (cliques?) of instruments (and instrument-types): flute+clarinet, violin+cello, and piano+percussion. This excerpt is played by pianist Eric Huebner and the American Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Donato Cabrera.
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