David Del Tredici - Quotes

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Well, American composers are the best composers. At this time in the world, we are where the energy is. We are the most diverse, the most iconoclastic, the most maverick, and the most skillful. ---->>>

Composers love to write for symphony orchestras because the symphony is the Rolls Royce of musical instruments. ---->>>

I've always been a composer dependent on texts. ---->>>

A maverick feels like he has no choice however difficult his choice of expression. In my case, it was going backwards into tonality. It seemed so wrong. The idea that progress is going into the past in a new way is very strange, even though there are precedents. ---->>>

When I first wrote for orchestra, I didn't realize, when you have 20 people playing a violin line, that is very different than one person playing that line. ---->>>

I began like all composers, writing for small groups. Chamber groups. ---->>>


Nationality: American
Born: 03-16, 1937
Occupation: Composer

David Del Tredici (born March 16, 1937) is an American composer. He has won a Pulitzer Prize in Music and is a former Guggenheim and Woodrow Wilson fellow. Del Tredici is considered a pioneer of the Neo-Romantic movement. He has also been described by the Los Angeles Times as "one of our most flamboyant outsider composers" (wikipedia)