March To Tonality
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A major new release of David Del Tredici's chamber works.

A major new release of David Del Tredici's chamber works. One of the most admired and acclaimed composers of his generation, Del Tredici's music is impossible to describe without superlatives. His work is a brilliant splash of emotional color in a contemporary music landscape where monochromaticism is common. This 2-CD set includes five works composed between 2001 and 2013-- a piano trio, string quartet, variations for bass trombone, a duo for violin and bass trombone and Bullycide, a major work for chamber ensemble, inspired by the brutal murder of Matthew Shepard in 1998. The performers are the elite of the new music world and include Del Tredici's nephew, the phenomenal bass trombonist Felix Del Tredici.
Contents:
David Del Tredici, composer
Grand Trio
Mark Peskanov, violin; Michael Nicolas, cello; Steven Beck, piano

David Del Tredici, composer
String Quartet No. 1
Voxare Quartet

David Del Tredici, composer
Bullycide
Curtis Macomber, violin; Anna Lim, violin; Marka Gustavsson, viola; Christopher Finkel, cello; Jeremy McCoy, double bass; Margaret Kampmeier, piano

David Del Tredici, composer
Dynamic Duo
Mark Peskanov, violin; Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone

David Del Tredici, composer
The Felix Variations
Felix Del Tredici, bass trombone

Review:
"March to Tonality presents a David Del Tredici with whom listeners may be less familiar. Rather than the action-packed vocal and large ensemble music that is his calling card, this collection of chamber works, all recorded for the first time, showcase Del Tredici’s dense, dramatic writing for chamber forces…Grand, never gauche, and cunning without camp, Del Tredici toes a fine line in embracing a postmodern aesthetic without the emotional separation of irony. The constant rise in dramatic tension across the first half-hour of the Grand Trio, the disproportionate length of the finale of String Quartet No. 1, and the use of a myriad extended techniques in Dynamic Duo and The Felix Variations all prove powerfully expressive. March to Tonality is a longer play, but didn’t out stay its welcome." (Sequenza21)