Year
1997
Duration
5'
Category
Voice & Piano
Instrumentation
bar,pno
Premiere
June 15, 1997
Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
William Sharp, baritone and David Del Tredici, piano
Texts

Federico Garcia Lorca, trans. Jerome Rothenberg (E)

Version
Ballad in Yellow for piano (1998)
Buy Score
Boosey & Hawkes

Recent & Upcoming Performances (2)

Dec 3, 2016 8:00 pm
Music on the Edge: David Del Tredici 80th Birthday Concert
Warhol Museum
117 Sandusky Street
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Eric Moe, piano
  • Robert Frankenberry, vocal
  • Roger Zahad, violin

Celebreting David Del Tredici's 80th birthday (March 2017), Music on the Edge presents The Last Violin, Virtuoso Alice, Ballad in Yellow and selections from Gay Life and Brother.

Aug 3, 2017 6:00 pm
Crested Butte
Crested Butte Music Festival, Colorado
  • Eric Moe, piano
  • Robert Frankenberry, tenor

Sound Hearth: Happy 80th!
Celebrate the birthdays of newly minted octogenarians and composers that changed the course of musical history – Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and David Del Tredici. These composers were responsible for reviving the tonal tradition in composition after the mid-twentieth century’s fascination with atonality and serialism. In addition to hearing music by each of the composers, you’ll learn a work and perform it as a group!

Del Tredici works being performed:
Virtuoso Alice, solo piano

songs:

Now You Know
Quietness
Hot to Trot
Here
Ballad in Yellow
Acrostic Song (encore)