Elias Tanenbaum Composer

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Elias Tanenbaum 1924 - 2008

It is with great sadness that we report that Elias Tanenbaum died on Thursday, January 10th, 2008 of multiple medical conditions.  He had been suffering for a long time and is now at peace.

We have established a Commissioning Fund for young composers in his memory with the Mata Festival.  For more information, click here and scroll down a little.

His family would like to thank everyone who has reached out to us in the days since his passing.  He touched many lives and we will miss him. 

Several friends who could not make it to the service asked that we post some of the eulogies that were read.  There are two that we can post:   David's and Jacob's.

"You know at once that a really authentic creative mind is at work" High Fidelity

"Tanenbaum's score exploited every element of the occasion, from Guastafeste's seamlessly rich, velvety tone to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's brilliant virtuosity." Wynne Delacoma, The Chicago Sun-Times.

Welcome to the Homepage of composer Elias Tanenbaum. This site presents an archive of Mr. Tanenbaum's work. Here you can access information about Mr. Tanenbaum, and search through his list of over 140 works by title, instrument or category. You will also find reviews and ordering information for music and records. There are areas to hear sound clips and even download scores. Click on any of the buttons to begin.

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