David Del Tredici: Secret Music-A Songbook
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR878     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Hila Plitmann, soprano; Chris Trakas, baritone; John Kelly, voice; David Del Tredici, piano;


This CD presents the first recorded fruits of a new era in the musical output of David Del Tredici. The art-song form is relatively new to the composer, but even more significant is the selection of poetry. By a variety of authors, mostly contemporary and American, it explicitly addresses modern life and sexuality, particularly the experience of gay men. The frankness of language and the diversity of sources are major departures for Del Tredici, who previously focused exclusively (and for years at a time) on two authors, first James Joyce and later, and most famously, Lewis Carroll. Yet most important of all is the music itself, and Del Tredici responds to this new "palette" of texts with fresh energy and newborn spirit. Though emotional content was never absent from Del Tredici's earlier works, in these intimate songs the composer offers himself more openly and candidly than ever before.


This title, originally issued on the CRI label, is now available for order from New World Records as an on-demand CD (CD-R). It can also be downloaded in MP3/320, FLAC and/or WAV format(s).

Hila Plitmann

David Del Tredici: Secret Music-A Songbook

MP3/320 $9.99
FLAC $9.99
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Track Listing

Miz Inez Sez: I. Alive and Taking Names
David Del Tredici
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Miz Inez Sez: II. The Happy Child
David Del Tredici
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Miz Inez Sez: III. Good News! Nilda is Back
David Del Tredici
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Miz Inez Sez: IV. The Beckoning
David Del Tredici
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Miz Inez Sez: V. Chateauneuf du Pape, The Pope's Valet Speaks
David Del Tredici
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3 Baritone Songs: Quietness
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3 Baritone Songs: Drinking Song
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3 Baritone Songs: Matthew Shepard
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Brother: 11111
David Del Tredici
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Brother: These Lousy Corridors (Closets Again)
David Del Tredici
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Brother: This Solid Ground / The Best By Far
David Del Tredici
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Brother: Brother
David Del Tredici
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