Elliott Schwartz: Tapestry

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Elliott Schwartz: Tapestry

Elliott Schwartz died very recently. He was a highly respected and inspired composer from New England; here are four major chamber works which demonstrate his individuality and highly approachable and enjoyable style, all brilliantly performed. “Tapestry” and “Memorial” were recorded live at the Library of Congress, Washington DC.

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What The Critics Are Saying…

All [Schwaabe’s] talent is affirmed here in a demanding and daring programme and which brings many new discoveries. Truly a celebration of the piccolo, pushed to its virtuoso limits and beautifully served up.

” —Pascal Gresset, Tempo Flute (France)

All of the [works] try to shine the best light on their perspective of this instrument: dance-like, accomplished, light and nimble, “above” it all, lively, humorous, tomboyish, versatile, sensitive and extreme – an instrument with significant scope for more potential. The fact that Natalie Schwaabe, and also Jan Philip Schulze, have mastered all aspects of their craft and at all levels, is already clear after only a few bars of the nearly 70-minute long album. The piccolo can feel proud and honoured to be the focus of such artists.

” —Claudia Wälder-Jene, Flöte Aktuell

The playing is superb; even a non-pianist can tell that in places Wright is playing at world-class levels. If it has a drawback (and it’s hard to really be critical on something this good), it’s that the styles range considerably, from the gentle and calming to the highly ornate, fiendishly complex. On the other hand, and this is a big plus, if you’re not too keen on opera, you get all the best bits.

” —Jeremy Condliffe, The Chronicle

We moan about clichéd rock that’s produced to shift units more than for any musical values, but pull a face when something is difficult… which is to say that this CD of new flute music is not easy. In parts it’s difficult but it does have its moments in a floating-in-the-universe kind of way. And it’s never as difficult as, say, modern piano or violin. Certainly one for people who like the technical aspects of the flute, but also for people who like the avant-garde.

” —Jeremy Condliffe, The Chronicle

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