David Del Tredici

American composer David Del Tredici was born in Cloverdale, California on 16 March 1937. He studied piano and later composition at the University of California, Berkeley, then studied composition with Earl Kim, Roger Sessions and Seymour Shifrin at Princeton University.

His output as a composer was influenced by his friend Aaron Copland, and by literature - particularly James Joyce, Lewis Carroll and contemporary American poets.

He was composer in residence at the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1988-90) and he taught at Boston University, the City College of New York, Harvard, Juilliard, Yale and the University of Buffalo.

David Del Tredici died from Parkinson's disease on 18 November 2023, aged eighty-six.


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CD Spotlight. Commanding Appeal - Music by David Del Tredici, heard by Patric Standford. '... hugely enjoyable ...'