1978 · New York/London
Wrappers slightly worn and browned. A Symphony of Three Orchestras premiered in New York by the Philharmonic Orchestra under Pierre Boulez on 17 February 1977.
"Although considered by many America's greatest composer after Copland's death, Carter remained a loner on the American musical scene, affiliated with no group or school and indifferent to the changing demands of fashion and the marketplace. He once commented that the most radical work an American composer could write would be one like Brahms's Fourth Symphony, which assumed the most highly developed musical culture in its listeners. By the time he exceeded 100 years, his inspiration undiminished, Carter had produced more than half a century of just such subversively refined masterpieces." David Schiff and Mark D. Porcaro in Grove Music Online. (Inventory #: 34184)