Music: Orchestrated Lewis Carroll

Del Tredici's Final Alice is full of hearts and tarts

Since Lewis Carroll published Alice's Adventures in Wonderland in 1865, his Alice has stolen more hearts than the Knave did tarts. No more ardent Wonderlander exists than California Pianist and Composer David Del Tredici, 41, who has been in thrall to the book's "effortless whimsy" ever since, at age eleven, he sang the role of the White Rabbit in a school musical based on Alice. He has spent the past decade composing a series of works based on various Alice adventures. When several new orchestral works were commissioned for the U.S. Bicentennial,...

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