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Dalit Warshaw (1974-     )

Dalit Warshaw. composerAn internationally acclaimed composer, pianist and thereminist, Dalit Warshaw’s works have been performed by over twenty-six orchestral ensembles, including the New York and Israel Philharmonic Orchestras (Zubin Mehta conducting), the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Houston Symphony, the Y Chamber Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the Albany Symphony and the Grand Rapids Symphony. Awards and grants include five ASCAP Foundation Grants to Young Composers, a Fulbright Scholarship to Israel (2001-2002), a Fromm Music Foundation Grant from Harvard University, and a Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 1984, she became the youngest ever to win the BMI Award for Student Composers, with her orchestral piece Fun Suite, written at the age of eight. As a pianist, Warshaw has performed widely as soloist, chamber player and improviser, in such diverse concert spaces as Avery Fisher Hall, Miller Theater, the Juilliard Theater, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Tonic, and the Stone. Having studied theremin with the renowned Clara Rockmore from an early age, she has appeared as thereminist with such ensembles as the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the American Composers Orchestra and the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, and has also performed in spaces such as Carnegie Hall, Disney Hall and Alice Tully Hall. A full-time faculty member of the composition/theory department at the Boston Conservatory since September 2004, Warshaw obtained her doctorate in music composition from the Juilliard School in May 2003. She taught orchestration in the Juilliard Evening Division from the year 2000 to 2005. Warshaw has held residencies at the Yaddo and MacDowell Artist Colonies, as well as at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She is a graduate of Columbia University and the Juilliard School.

COMPOSITIONS                                                           Warshaw Links     ~ ~ ~     Works by Genre
Fun Suite, orchestra (1983)
In the Beginning, orchestra (1984)
Horah and Variations, violin and piano (1984)
The War of Gettysburg, narrator and piano (1984) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
Conflicts in Genesis, orchestra (1985)
No More Bad Dreams, My Child, clarinet and piano (1985)
Ruth, orchestra (1986)
    - Ruth, piano (or piano 4-hands) (1986; arr. 1989 from work for orchestra)
The Pheasant and the Serpent, narrator and piano (1987) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
The Doom of King Saul, orchestra (1988)
Morning After the Victory, flute, piano and string ensemble (1988)
The Kingdom of Lord Dolphy, narrator and orchestra (1990) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
Woodwind Trio, flute, English horn and bass clarinet (1990)
Quartet on the Roof, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1990)
Musings, soprano and orchestra (or piano) (1992) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw; excerpts from the Book of Isaiah]
Dolphy, [narrator and orchestra?] (1992) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
The Mountain, orchestra (1992)
The Nameless, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and piano; or solo piano (1993)
    - The Nameless, piano (1993)
Lone Conversation, clarinet (1994)
Three Intermezzi, piano (1994)
    - For Saba and Forgotten Souls
    - To the Fireflies and Others Not Thought Of As Souls At All
    - Agitata (or "The Fiery One!")
Maid of Domremy, orchestra (1995)
Vocalise, cello (or soprano) and piano (1995)
Prelude to Charlotte, piano (1996)
Notes from the Jaded Balladeer, soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano (1996) [text: Dorothy Parker]
Rose of Sharon, soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano (1996)
Lessons from the Muir Woods, flute (1997)
And the Furies Wept, piano 4-hands (1997)
Poetry, narrator and piano (1997) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
Canto, chorus (1999) [text: “Vago Augelletto,” from Canti Amorosi, Petrarch]
Tyburne-Tanzen, piano (2000)
Ki le-Olam Ashirah, chorus (2001)
Nizk'orah, theremin, cello and piano (2001)
Desert Call, cello (2001)
Beethoven’s Symphony Op. 26 (2002) [orch. of Beethoven’s Pf Sonata, Ab Maj, including his own arr. of the"Marcia Funebre"]
Camille’s Dance, orchestra (2002)
Birkat ha-Neshamah, chorus (2002)
That I Shall Wake, female chorus (2002)
K iddush ha-Levanah, soprano and piano (2002)
Al ha-Shminit: Interludes on a Bygone Mode, chamber orchestra (2003)
Tehinnot, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2004)
After the Victory, young people’s chorus (SSAB) (or SATB chorus) and orch (or piano) (2006) [text: from the Song of Deborah]
But Not Forgotten, [voice and piano] (2006) [text: Muriel Rukeyser, Sappho, Dorothy Parker, Christina Rossetti]
Elegy on a Theme of Sappho, string quartet (2006)
Muse III: Euterpe, oboe (2006)
Muse IV: Erato, harp (2006)
Muse V: Terpsichore, trumpet (2006)
Muse VI: Urania, vibraphone (2006)
Fable, string quartet (2007)
Elegy, theremin and string quartet (2007)
Transformation, theremin and string quartet (2007)
The "Dreidl" Variations, piano (2007; rev. 2010) [originally titled "Dance of the Red Dreidl"]
The Departure, theremin and string orchestra (2008)
Sonate Francaise (The Unwritten Chapters), flute, oboe/EH, clarinet/bass cl, horn, string quintet, piano and percussion (2008)
Chamber of Dreams, horn, violin and piano (2009)
Invocation, theremin (2009)
Dream Deferred, baritone and piano (2009) [text: Langston Hughes]
Night Lights, flute, violin, theremin and tuba (2010)
Naissance, cello (2010)
Dreidel Variations, piano (????)


WORKS BY GENRE                                                            Warshaw Links     ~ top of page ~
Orchestra
Fun Suite, orchestra (1983)
In the Beginning, orchestra (1984)
Conflicts in Genesis, orchestra (1985)
Ruth, orchestra (1986)
The Doom of King Saul, orchestra (1988)
The Kingdom of Lord Dolphy, narrator and orchestra (1990) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
Dolphy, [narrator and orchestra?] (1992) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
The Mountain, orchestra (1992)
Maid of Domremy, orchestra (1995)
Beethoven’s Symphony Op. 26 (2002) [orch. of Beethoven’s Pf Sonata, Ab Maj, including his own arr. of the"Marcia Funebre"]
Camille’s Dance, orchestra (2002)
Al ha-Shminit: Interludes on a Bygone Mode, chamber orchestra (2003)

Soloist(s) w/Orchestra
The Departure, theremin and string orchestra (2008)

Chorus w/Orchestra
After the Victory, young people’s chorus (SSAB) (or SATB chorus) and orch (or piano) (2006) [text: from the Song of Deborah]

Choral
Canto, chorus (1999) [text: “Vago Augelletto,” from Canti Amorosi, Petrarch]
Ki le-Olam Ashirah, chorus (2001)
Birkat ha-Neshamah, chorus (2002)
That I Shall Wake, female chorus (2002)
After the Victory, young people’s chorus (SSAB) (or SATB chorus) and orch (or piano) (2006) [text: from the Song of Deborah]

Chamber
Morning After the Victory, flute, piano and string ensemble (1988)
Woodwind Trio, flute, English horn and bass clarinet (1990)
Quartet on the Roof, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (1990)
The Nameless, flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola, cello and piano (1993) [also in a version for solo piano]
Nizk'orah, theremin, cello and piano (2001)
Elegy on a Theme of Sappho, string quartet (2006)
Fable, string quartet (2007)
Elegy, theremin and string quartet (2007)
Transformation, theremin and string quartet (2007)
Sonate Francaise (The Unwritten Chapters), flute, oboe/EH, clarinet/bass cl, horn, string quintet, piano and percussion (2008)
Chamber of Dreams, horn, violin and piano (2009)
Night Lights, flute, violin, theremin and tuba (2010)

Solo Instrument and Piano
Horah and Variations, violin and piano (1984)
No More Bad Dreams, My Child, clarinet and piano (1985)
Vocalise, cello (or soprano) and piano (1995)

Solo Instrument
Lone Conversation, clarinet (1994)
Lessons from the Muir Woods, flute (1997)
Desert Call, cello (2001)
Muse III: Euterpe, oboe (2006)
Muse IV: Erato, harp (2006)
Muse V: Terpsichore, trumpet (2006)
Muse VI: Urania, vibraphone (2006)
Invocation, theremin (2009)
Naissance, cello (2010)

Piano
Ruth, piano (or piano 4-hands) (1986; arr. 1989 from work for orchestra)
The Nameless, piano (1993) [also in a version for chamber septet]
Three Intermezzi, piano (1994)
    - For Saba and Forgotten Souls
    - To the Fireflies and Others Not Thought Of As Souls At All
    - Agitata (or "The Fiery One!")
Prelude to Charlotte, piano (1996)
And the Furies Wept, piano 4-hands (1997)
Tyburne-Tanzen, piano (2000)
The "Dreidl" Variations, piano (2007; rev. 2010) [originally titled "Dance of the Red Dreidl"]

Vocal
The War of Gettysburg, narrator and piano (1984) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
The Pheasant and the Serpent, narrator and piano (1987) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
Musings, soprano and orchestra (or piano) (1992) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw; excerpts from the Book of Isaiah]
Vocalise, cello (or soprano) and piano (1995)
Notes from the Jaded Balladeer, soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano (1996) [text: Dorothy Parker]
Rose of Sharon, soprano, mezzo-soprano and piano (1996)
Poetry, narrator and piano (1997) [text: Hilan Dov Warshaw]
K iddush ha-Levanah, soprano and piano (2002)
Tehinnot, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello and piano (2004)
But Not Forgotten, [voice and piano] (2006) [text: Muriel Rukeyser, Sappho, Dorothy Parker, Christina Rossetti]
Dream Deferred, baritone and piano (2009) [text: Langston Hughes]


WARSHAW  LINKS                                                            Works by Genre      ~ top of page ~
Celebrating Clara: Dalit Warshaw - Star Pupil, Friend and Composer (Dalit Warshaw, Bob Moog Foundation)
On Instruments: Dalit Warshaw Discusses the Theremin (Alex Beam, The Boston Globe)
Sounds Heard: Dalit Warshaw - Invocations (Frank J. Oteri, NewMusicBox)

Composer's website   . . .   contact Dalit Warshaw:  here

Warshaw @ Wikipedia
Warshaw @ American Composers Forum
Warshaw @ American Composers Orchestra
Warshaw @ American Music Center
Warshaw @ The Boston Conservatory
Warshaw @ Boston Harp Festival
Warshaw @ Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Warshaw @ Collage New Music
Warshaw @ Facebook
Warshaw @ InstantEncore
Warshaw @ LinkedIn
Warshaw @ The New York Times
Warshaw @ ReverbNation
Warshaw @ Theremin World
Warshaw @ WordSong

Publisher
Warshaw @ Composer website

Streaming Audio
Warshaw @ NewMusicBox
Warshaw @ ReverbNation
Warshaw @ Rhapsody.com

Recordings
Warshaw @ ArkivMusic
Warshaw @ ClassicsOnline
Warshaw @ Albany Records

Video
Warshaw @ YouTube
Warshaw @ Google Video
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