Elliott Carter’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Dec 11, 1908

Death Date

Nov 5, 2012

Age of Death

103 years

Cause of Death

Natural Causes



The composer Elliott Carter died at the age of 103. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Composer who received the Pulitzer Prize twice. He was known for his use of atonality and complex rhythmic structures.

He was born into the wealthy family of businessman Elliott Carter Sr. and Florence Chambers. He married Helen Frost-Jones in 1939.



It was only later on that I became more interested in older music.


Aaron Copland was a man that had a very specific point of view about what music should be which was that, he felt that new music should have the composer should show a personality in his music.


Right at the end of the war I wrote a piano sonata, which was written at a time when Sam Barber used to come down here and we used to have lunch together in a very nice old hotel that’s now not there.


Then, when the Depression came, all of this changed completely. Since that time, the entire public is of a very different sort and there was not so much support for contemporary music in a direct way.


Well I tried to, but I could never write anything that I liked or was worthwhile. I threw it all out and realized that I had to make a serious study- that my tastes were far more advanced than my abilities.