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David Del Tredici

Photo Credit: Susan Johann
b. 1937


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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 DayNominated 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: The 2016-2017 season marks David Del Tredici's 80th birthday anniversary. In September, the City College of New York celebrates with a concert of his works, including Gotham Glory and the New York premiere of Bullycide. The following month, conductor George Manahan leads American Composers Orchestra in a performance of Dracula at Carnegie Hall.
"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

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