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

Mar 13, 2017 7:00 pm
DDT 80th Birthday Concert
Joe's Pub, Public Theater, NYC

    PROGRAM will include

    Carioca Boy-Tango
    Farewell, R.W. from Facts of Life
    from Miz Inez Sez: Chateauneuf Du Pape
    Dynamic Duo
    from My Favorite Penis Poems: Hot To Trot
    from Gay Life: Here
    Innocence (Intermezzo) from String Quartet No. 1
    from Love Addiction: IIIIII & This Solid Ground

    Performers: Courtenay Budd, Felix Del Tredici, Robert Frankenberry, John Kelly, David Leisner, Eric Moe, Marc Peloquin, Mark Peskanov, Voxare Quartet, Dalit Warshaw

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