Tough Times
Swiss Treat


“I first heard it at Carnegie Hall when I was 15 or 16. More than half the audience walked out very angrily. That made me like it even more.” - Elliott Carter, on the first Carnegie Hall performance of The Right of Spring, in 1924.

(P.S. I witnessed the same reaction four years ago to the NY Phil's most recent performance of Messiaen's Eclairs sur l'au Dela.)