Folio. Unbound. 63 pp. On onionskin.
With cuts and overpastes; printed note to foot of first page of music completed in manuscript facsimile: "Composers Facsimile Edition Copyright 195[2 Wallingford Riegger]."
Slightly worn and creased; many pages with old tape repairs; small area of first two leaves cut away.
Possibly used in preparation of the published edition.
An American composer, "in the early 1930s Riegger had been a highly selfconscious radical pioneer; this was still the case 25 years later, although he could no longer be considered avant-garde. He spoke regularly on attitudes towards innovation in music, but the contemporary explorations of total serialism, indeterminacy and electronics left him unmoved, even when undertaken by friends of long standing (Cage and Luening) or by pupils (Feldman). Even so, given the prevailing neo-classicism of most American music of the day and the fact that only in the late 1950s did dodecaphony become a standard compositional tool, his continued reputation for radicalism was justified." Stephen Spackman in Grove Music Online.
The piano quintet op. 47, commissioned for the Stanley Quartet by the University of Michigan, was composed in 1950-1951.
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