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David Burger

Location: New York, USA

David Burger's works have been performed in the major concert halls of the United States, Europe and Israel. He began composing professionally for Richie Havens in 1969 and wrote the charts for Freedom from the movie Woodstock. He wrote and performed with a number of fusion bands in the 1970’s and studied under the major theorists of the time while earning a Masters Degree in music theory from Queens College. Mr. Burger is known for his choral works and has also written music for Sasha Spielvogel's dance film Dark Angel and for her dances Birthright and Leah's Lament and has orchestrated works by David Crosby.

Among his works are a setting of Christina Rossetti's poem, When I Am Dead, My Dearest for the album, The Road Not Taken: 20th Century American Choral Music; Psalms 151, 154 and 155 from the Dead Sea Scrolls; The Israel Trilogy; Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet, the Musicals; and Martin's Dream which commemorates Dr. King's famous speech. In 2011, Burger won the Hallel V'Zimrah Lifetime Achievement Award for his choral works and is the recipient of numerous prizes, grants and commissions. His biography is found in Who’s Who in America and in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Mr. Burger lives in New York City.

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