Standing ovation for a living composer

At the end of Nicolas Hodges' astonishing performance of his Piano Concerto, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oliver Knussen, the 97-year-old Elliott Carter walked on to the Barbican stage to experience that rarest of reactions, a standing ovation for a living composer. It was just reward for a revelatory opening concert in the BBCSO's Get Carter weekend.

From today's Guardian review

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