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July 9, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of David Diamond, and WXXI-FM in Rochester, NY is honoring the American composer with a special broadcast. Listeners will meet a quirky, brilliant, and sometimes lonely composer whose music we’re still coming to grips with one hundred years later in Diamond Anniversary, premiering Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5. This special repeats on Sunday, July 12 at 1 p.m. on Classical 91.5. Click here to listen.

Composers Datebook has also produced a feature on David Diamond . Click here to listen.

David Leo Diamond

Composers, like pearls, are of three chief sorts, real, artificial, and cultured.  David Diamond is unquestionably of the first sort; his talent and his sincerity have never been doubted by his hearers, his critics, or by his composer colleagues.

- Virgil Thomson, The New York Herald Tribune

Welcome to the official David Diamond website. This site is devoted to the life and compositional genius of David Leo Diamond, who was born in Rochester, NY on July 9, 1915 and died there on June 13, 2005, just a few weeks shy of his 90th birthday.

The website contains information about Diamond's life and compositions as well as upcoming performances of his works around the world. As the site continues to grow, it will ultimately provide a complete listing of published works.

A complete list of recordings featuring the works of David Diamond is available on this site. Browse the recordings, listen to excerpts and read the reviews.

This site will be updated on a regular basis with stories about Diamond's life, news and rare photos from his personal collection. We invite you to contact us with your your stories, photos and tributes for inclusion on this website.

Celebrate David Diamond's 100th Anniversary

Click here to read an article by Kile Smith of WRTI 90.1 about the David Diamond Centennial. The link also features a video performance of Diamond's most popular work, Rounds for String Orchestra with David Hattner conducting Camerata PYP of the Portland Youth Philharmonic.


New Feature - Archival Audio Clips

We wanted to share with you some wonderful audio interviews with David Diamond as well as clips from some of his early works and later compositions. Click here to visit our newest page.

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