CURTIS RESIDENCY CONCERT BY EIGHTH BLACKBIRD AND THE DOVER QUARTET
Music by Six Curtis Student Composers (played by the Dover Quartet)
The Dover Quartet performs six new works by Curtis student composers, all supervised by the members of eighth blackbird. They include: You Shattered My Deafness II by Rene Orth; Meditation by Andrew Hsu; Scherzo (“Ach Wie Fluchtig, Ach Wie Nichtig”) by T.J. Cole; Moro Lasso by Alyssa Weinberg; unusta III by Riho Esko Maimets and Méditation boréale by David Hertzberg. The members of the Dover Quartet (all of whom are Curtis graduates): Joel Link, violin; Bryan A. Lee, violin; Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola and Camden Shaw, cello.
NEW YORK CITY OPERA BACK ON STAGE
February 23, 2016
This year’s season includes the world premiere of David Hertzberg's "Sunday Morning" on March 16 at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
David Hertzberg’s “Notturno Incantato,” a work commissioned for Lin, wafted in atmospheric quietude, then thick atonal flourishes. Elements of Ravel’s “Gaspard de la nuit” mixed with George Crumb’s “Makrokosmos” in an attractive build of ghostly harmony.
DAVID HERTZBERG NAMED COMPOSER IN RESIDENCE AT OPERA PHILADELPHIA
THE NEW ENGLAND PHILHARMONIC ANNOUNCES DAVID HERTZBERG'S "SPECTRE OF THE SPHERES" WINNTER OF THE 30TH ANNUAL CALL FOR SCORES
Dayla Arabella Santurri | June 10, 2015
David Hertzberg’s ‘Spectre of the Spheres’ is a beautifully written work with startlingly crystalline textures. It evokes a musical work that is both familiar and mysterious. It has a grand sweep to it, and achingly beautiful melodies.
REVIEWS: PRISM OFFERS A FESTIVAL OF PREMIERES
May 26, 2015
It was valuable to hear David Hertzberg's strikingly original murmurations(2014). The Juilliard- and Curtis-trained composer establishes a soundscape in this longish piece that, in its harmonic language, grows out of non-serial Berg and Schoenberg but, in the ghostly way it reveals itself, resembled little else.
A CELEBRATION OF THE COMPOSER WITH THE AMERICAN COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA
Of particular note was David Hertzberg’sSpectre of the Spheres. Inspired by the Wallace Steven poemThe Auroras of Autumn which uses the image of a thrashing serpent to represent the Northern Lights, the orchestra’s restless harmonies swirl around a chiming celesta, which is both at the center of and unattached to the sounds around it.
REVIEW: THE COMPOSERS CONCERT, WITH DAVID HERTZBERG AND OTHER YOUNG MASTERS
PERSONAL MIX OF FAMILIAR AND FRESH, WITH A SHOW-TUNE ENCORE
Anthony Tommasini | March 12, 2014
She then presented the premiere of “Ablutions of Oblivion,” written for her by David Hertzberg, this year’s Young Concert Artists composer in residence. The piece is a 15-minute, through-composed setting of two elusive yet compelling poems by Wallace Stevens: “Banal Sojourn” and “The Snow Man.” The music unfolds in mostly slow-moving vocal lines that emerge from a subdued piano part thick with cluster chords in the style of Messiaen. At one point during the “Banal Sojourn” setting, the mood intensifies and takes the singer into powerful outbursts in the high register, an extreme and terrifying passage.
WHILE EARTH MAY TREMBLE, THIS PIANIST IS UNLIKELY TO