About David Del Tredici

"What I heard was what you would expect: exuberantly virtuosic music, extravagantly tuneful, frequently pitched at frenzy’s edge. It was thrilling, overwhelming, historic." —The Boston Globe

With the appearance in 1976 of Final Alice – David Del Tredici's hour–long setting of Lewis Carroll for high soprano and large orchestra – a new movement in music, Neo–Romanticism, was born. Not only did Del Tredici forge for himself a fresh compositional path, but at the same time gave …


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Composer David Del Tredici speaks about his early musical experiences and a pivotal summer at the Aspen Music Festival when Darius Milhaud heard Del Tredici's first composition, among other topics.

Filmed at The Jazz Standard, NYC

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The Alice Works

David Del Tredici's musical involvement with "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" began in 1968 with the composition of Pop-Pourri, a "Cantata of the Sacred and Profane" which set 'Turtle Soup' from "Alice's Adventures..." and 'Jabberwocky' from "Through the Looking Glass..." alongside the Litany of the Blessed Virgin and a Lutheran chorale (in a harmonization by Bach).

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Upcoming Performances

Sep 7, 2017 8:00 pm
Premiere of Many Hands
Leonard Nimoy Thalia, 2537 Broadway, New York 10025
  • Marc Peloquin, piano

Pianist Marc Peloquin premieres a major new work by David Del Tredici. Many Hands is a virtuoso five movement exploration of piano technique. The work includes every possibility of hand simultaneities -- that is to say music for left hand alone, right hand alone (very rare!) , as well as the conventional two hands together. Also on the program is Del Tredici's pianistic terror S/M Ballade (commissioned by Peloquin) and Late in the Game.

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