Music of David Del Tredici
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCR689     Release Date: 2007-01-01
Phyllis Bryn-Julson, soprano; Composers Quartet: (Anahid Ajemian, violin; Matthew Raimondi, violin; Jean Dupouy, viola; Michael Rudiakov, cello); Benita Valente, soprano; Mary Burgess, mezzo-soprano; Players from the Marlboro Festival: (Marilyn Dubow, violin; Jerome Rosen, violin; Philip Naegele, viola; Ko Iwasaki, cello; Judith Schenkman, piccolo; Ornulf Gulbransen, flute; Patricia Grignet, oboe; Harold Wright, clarinet; Kenneth Moore, bassoon; Donald Stewart, bass clarinet; Myron Bloom, horn; David Del Tredici, Conductor); Festival Chamber Orchestra; Richard Dufallo, Conductor; David Del Tredici, piano; Robert Helps, piano


The compositional trajectory of David Del Tredici (b Cloverdale, CA, 16 March 1937) is one of the oddest of any in the last thirty years or so. He began—a child of his generation—with hard-line academic modernism (American version). In his twenties, he produced a handful of instrumental works and five inspired by James Joyce—two sets of songs with piano, then the three on this disc, whose accompaniment expands from string quartet to large chamber ensemble. He also wrote The Last Gospel (1967) that, uniquely, quarries the New Testament. Thereafter, with only a few exceptions, he has devoted his enormous talents to settings (spoken, sung, and symphonic) of texts drawn from Lewis Carroll’s two Alice books, sometimes with elaborate surrounding paraphernalia...

This later development is unforeseeable, however, from the vantage point of the present disc, which collects most of Del Tredici’s music from the first phase—modernist and Joyce inspired works from 1960–66.


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).

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Music of David Del Tredici

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Track Listing

I Hear an Army
David Del Tredici
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Night Conjure-Verse: I. Simples
David Del Tredici
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Night Conjure-Verse: II. A Memory of The Players In a Mirror at Midnight
David Del Tredici
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Syzygy: I. Ecce Puer
David Del Tredici
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Syzygy: II. Nightpiece
David Del Tredici
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Scherzo for piano four-hands
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