Schwartz, Elliott. (1936–2016)

Autograph Musical Quotation Signed

AMQS from the American composer, who has inscribed "January 1981 / Dear Steve / I appreciate your interest in my work, + in 20th century music in general!! / Good luck to you, + best wishes, / Elliott Schwartz" above two measures from an unidentified composition.  In fine condition.  8.5 x 11 inches (21.6 x 27.9 cm.).

"Elliott Schwartz's music combines so many disparate elements that it moves beyond eclecticism into its own genre - multifaceted yet self-contained. His music is virtuosic for the performer, challenging to the listener, yet, for the most part, he eschews the spiky Modernist shield that less secure composers use to dissuade all comers. His work combines tonal and non-tonal elements, improvised and fully notated passages and unusual instrumental effects (plucking the inside of a piano, stratospheric squeals for the woodwinds, and so on) in an idiosyncratic manner that is Mr. Schwartz's own." (Pytheas Center for Contemporary Music) (19850)

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