Saturday, December 13, 2008


It's the season for them. Manoel de Oliveira. Elliot Carter. Claude Levi-Strauss.

[via, mostly]


Rahul Siddharthan said...

From a Guardian article this year on "very late work": "[Elliott] Carter is still composing at an age when most people are doing the opposite." (A similar joke is attributed to W S Gilbert and Richard Wagner.)

As the article says, works that are generally regarded as "late masterpieces", like Beethoven's "Grosse fuge" or Shakespeare's "The Tempest", were written by people half Carter's age. Impressive.

Cheshire Cat said...

What, Claude Levi-Strauss is still alive??

And Edward Upward turned 105 this year. Excelsior!

km said...

Isn't Dev Anand like 116?