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World Premiere
Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, CO
David Del Tredici, piano
Composer's Notes

Soliloquy is not only my first composition, but also my most dissonant. Written in the summer of 1958 at the Aspen Music Festival, it is a fantasy based on the minor second chords heard at the opening. The central portion becomes more excited and energetic, and the end, again more calm, is a variation of the beginning. Soliloquy is dedicated to my beloved piano teacher Bernhard Abramowitsch, but its composition was ironically prompted by my unhappiness in studying, that 1958 summer, under a far less congenial man.

— David Del Tredici

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