Del Tredici: Gotham Glory - Complete Piano Works, Vol. 1
Released: Jul 2012
American David Del Tredici started out an atonalist, and then pivoted toward the then-unnamed "neo-romantic" movement in the 1970s. But he never fully removed toughness from his palette, as these pieces attest. There's chromatic harmony in the fugue section of the otherwise sumptuous "Aeolian Ballade," and what the composer himself calls the "pianistic terror" of his "S/M Ballade." This release is the first of three promised surveys of Del Tredici's piano works on Naxos; this volume, played by Marc Peloquin, whets the appetite for more.