#3404: David Lang's "love fail"

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Using ancient and modern texts, including medieval courtly love narratives, excerpts from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, and other sources, Lang strips away the dated references to dragons and the like, to retell a universal love story, both found and unfulfilled. For this New Sounds, Lang explains where the work has come from and where it is headed.  Listen to Anonymous 4 perform excerpts from the work. 

PROGRAM #3404, love fail, with David Lang and A4  (First aired on 12/06/2012)                                  





David Lang, Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier


The Little Match Girl Passion

It was terribly cold, excerpt [1:00]

Harmonia Mundi 807496

David Lang/ Anonymous 4

Rehearsal recording

love fail: You Will Love Me [2:37]

This performance not commercially available.

David Lang/ Anonymous 4

Live, WNYC Dec. 6, 2012

love fail: He was She was [8:30]
love fail: Wood And Vine [8:20]
Head Heart [3:35]

This performance not commercially available.

RIAS Chamber Chorus,
Bang on a Can Lost, Objects Ensemble,
Concerto Koln,
Roger Epple, cond.

Lost Objects

M Gordon/D Lang/J Wolfe: Lost Objects - We Were Enveloped [7:27]

Teldec 84107 
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