David Chaitkin, Composer

recorded examples
"subtle, powerful works of a knowing musical intelligence,"
--American Academy of Arts and Letters
"a lushly attractive and vital work, with long lines of melody that sweep through rippling textures"
--Andrew Porter, The New Yorker
"lyrical and elegiac, full of grateful writing for various instrumental combinations" --John Rockwell, New York Times
"une imagination superbe"
-- Ostinato, Paris
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Recent Performances
Impromptu, Three Dances for Piano
Richard Becker, pianist
American Matthay Association for Piano,
Greenville, NC; Penn State University
Concerto for Flute and Strings Karl Kraber, flutist
World premiere of the chamber version
Chamber Soloists of Austin
Seasons Such as These for six-part chorus,
a cappella; New York Virtuoso Singers,
Harold Rosenbaum, cond.
New York City (New York Premiere)
Three Dances for Piano, Yana Reznik, pianist
Tanglewood Music Center, Festival of Contemporary Music
Celebration for winds, U.S. Marine Band
Texas Bandmasters Association Convention,
San Antonio
Celebration for winds, Commissioned and premiered by the U.S. Marine Band, Col. Michael Colburn cond., Alexandria, VA