David Del Tredici — musician

Generally recognized as the father of the Neo-Romantic movement in music, David Del Tredici (http://www.daviddeltredici.com/) has received the Pulitzer Prize in addition to other numerous awards.  Works have been commissioned and performed by nearly every major American and European orchestral ensemble.  “Del Tredici,” said Aaron Copland, “is that rare find among composers — a creator with a truly original gift.  I venture to say that his music is certain to make a lasting impression on the American musical scene.  I know of no other composer of his generation who composes music of greater freshness and daring, or with more personality.”  March 2007 marked David Del Tredici’s 70th birthday, with concerts given throughout the year, including the premiere of Magyar Madness, a chamber piece for clarinet and string quartet, commissioned by Music Accord for clarinetist David Krakauer and the Orion String Quartet.  Another premiere was S/M Ballade for solo piano which was commissioned and performed by Marc Peloquin.  Distinguished Professor of Music at The City College of New York, Del Tredici makes his home in Westbeth in Greenwich Village.

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