Small_cleveland-color Lewis Carroll and 'Final Alice'

Reflections | David Del Tredici, Composer
Bt_movie_not_in_use At age 10, played the White Rabbit 00h:00m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use His system wanted to become tonal, the text demanded it 00h:00m:52s
Bt_movie_not_in_use In 'Final Alice' it finally became more explicit 00h:02m:07s
Bt_movie_not_in_use First performance had to be cut because it was too long 00h:02m:56s


Composer David Del Tredici discusses Lewis Carroll and 'Final Alice'

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David Del Tredici
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Generally recognized as the father of the Neo-Romantic movement in music, David Del Tredici has received numerous awards (including the Pulitzer Prize) and has been commissioned and performed by nearly every major American and European orchestral ensemble. Much of his early work consisted of elaborate vocal settings of James Joyce (I Hear an Army; Night Conjure-Verse; Syzygy) and Lewis Carroll (Pop-Pourri, An Alice Symphony, Vintage Alice and Adventures Underground, to name just a few). More recently, Mr. Del Tredici has set to music a cavalcade of contemporary American poets. Over the past several years he has ventured into the more intimate realm of chamber music with String Quartet No. 1, Grand Trio (brought to life by the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio and recently printed by Boosey & Hawkes), and a large number of solo-piano works (Gotham Glory, Three Gymnopedies, Ballad in Yellow, S/M Ballade, and Aeolian Ballade).