David Del Tredici came to prominence with a series of works based on Lewis Carroll's "Alice" books * From the predominately atonal Pop-Pourri (1968) and An Alice Symphony (1969), his language evolved to the lush romanticism of Child Alice (1977-81), and current works * Music blends surrealism and nostalgia in an instantly recognizable mixture * Is noted for his superlative writing for large orchestral forces * Was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1980 for In Memory of a Summer Day * Nominated for a 2007 Grammy Award in the category of "Best Contemporary Composition" for choral/orchestral work Paul Revere's Ride
Works by David Del Tredici include: Final Alice (1974-75) for soprano (amplified), folk group and orchestra Haddocks' Eyes (1985) for soprano (amplified) and ten instruments Paul Revere's Ride (2005) for soprano, chorus and, orchestra
Looking Ahead: Bullycide, a piano sextet composed in memory of five American teenagers who took their own lives after enduring the abuse of school bullies, sees its premiere on August 16 at the La Jolla Music Society’s Summerfest 2013. * Dum Dee Tweedle , an opera in one act and five scenes, will be premiered for the first time in its complete form by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin, November 30–December 1.
"I use a combination of sentiment and lushness mixed with violence and an unpredictable, almost maniacal quality. It was this combination of things that attracted me to 'Alice' in the first place." — David Del Tredici