Song of the Day: February 12

Written by Michael Barrett

Associate Artistic Director, NYFOS

In category: Song of the Day

Published February 12, 2016


from Michael Barrett:

I earlier wrote about David Del Tredici’s Final Alice, his Pulitzer Prize winning salvo of tonality in an age of atonality. It is a remarkable work. I love all of David’s big symphonic Alice pieces. They are full of fantasy, wonder and beauty. Here is the Acrostic Song from Final Alice sung by Hila Plitmann. She’s a wonderful actress and singer whom I remember from the time she sang the solo from Chichester Psalms with me and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The orchestra, besides playing, is also the whisper chorus spelling out the letters of Alice Pleasance Lidell (the acrostic). At the end, the soprano counts in Italian to thirteen, ending on “tredici”- the composer’s signature.

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