Episode #2957

David Lang Checks In

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Thursday, July 09, 2009

New York-based composer David Lang visits the WNYC studio for this edition of New Sounds. We'll hear his Pultizer Prize-winning piece "The Little Match Girl Passion," and other recent recordings.

PROGRAM # 2957, With David Lang (First aired on July 9, 2009)





Bang on a Can


David Lang: Cheating, Lying, Stealing, excerpt [1:00]

Cantaloupe 21010

David Lang / Paul Hillier & the Theatre of Voices

The Little Match Girl Passion

Come, Daughter [3:41] Have Mercy, My God [4:38] We Sit and Cry [4:35]

Harmonia Mundi 807496

Danny Holt

Fast Jump

cage, excerpt [4:00] wed, excerpt [3:00] beach [8:32] spartan arcs [3:42]

Innova 734

David Lang / Paul Hillier & the Theatre of Voices

The Little Match Girl Passion

Again (after ecclesiastes) [5:36] In the Dawn of Morning, excerpt [1:00]

See above.

Comments [2]

Mikael Lind from Reykjavik, Iceland

Thank you for this show. I had never heard of David Lang before despite my love for composers like Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich, Morton Feldman and others. Always nice to add another interesting composer to one's library. Great show, great music!

May. 25 2010 05:35 AM
Jim Eigo from Avenue A, NYC

I'm a writer and editor and have been a casual follower of new music since coming to NYC in 1978. I've been a semi-faithful listener to New Music since it went on the air (sometimes jobs have interfered with my listening). I don't think I have ever been more moved by a program than by the program you've called "David Lang Checks In." To this layperson's ear, Lang's work has always been of a satisfying formal daring. And more and more as his work progresses he somehow manages to fill those beautiful vessels with emotional content that strikes deeper and deeper. Thanks to John for the terrific show, and to David Lang for his ever more astonishing compositions. Long may he thrive. --Jim Eigo

Jul. 13 2009 12:13 PM

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