David Lang

David Lang - Child (2003)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at July 25, 2017
David Lang - Child (2003)

David Lang - Child (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 43:13 | 200 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cantaloupe Music | Catalog: CA21013

According to the composer, the five works on David Lang's 2003 recording Child constitute an "attempt to examine certain experiences as I remember (and misremember) them from my childhood. Each individual movement is in some way a memory of how I learned to do something." For this recording, Lang gathered the separately commissioned but closely affined pieces into a suite for a varied ensemble of winds, strings, piano, and percussion, presented here by the Italian chamber ensemble Sentieri Selvaggi.
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon - David Lang: The National Anthems & The Little Match Girl Passion (2016)

David Lang - The National Anthems & The Little Match Girl Passion (2016)
Los Angeles Master Chorale; Calder Quartet; Grant Gershon, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 290 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 164 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Classical, Choral, Minimalism | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21119 | Time: 00:56:25

Of the three Bang on a Can founder composers, David Lang’s music has always been the glassiest, the sparest, and for some listeners the most precious. In recent years, his aesthetic has become leaner still, paring down already simple material to gaunt extremes in something approaching neo-plainchant. The national anthems (note the lower case; nothing vainglorious here ) takes fragments of text from the anthems of all 193 United Nations member states and unfolds at speaking speed, with plenty of room for breaths between phrases and plenty of clarity to the words. It has the feel of sad and eerie intoning. The Los Angeles choir clinches the right sound for Lang – unflinching, spellbound – while the Calder Quartet gives sleek accompaniment. Also on the disc is a new choral version of Lang’s little match girl passion, the piece originally for four voices that won him the Pulitzer prize in 2008 and which, in the mouths of many, becomes a sort of collective prayer in the congregational tradition of Bach’s chorales.

Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 27, 2015
Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011)

Andrew Zolinsky - David Lang: This Was Written by Hand (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 232 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 145 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21073 | Time: 00:45:17

As one-third of the composer-collective Bang on a Can, David Lang is something of a genial father figure of the indie-classical scene. Talk to any of the world's main players and you're likely to hear them tell you about their life-changing stint in Bang on a Can's summer festival, which has acted as a sort of feeder school and incubator for the group's try-anything mentality. Lang's music has undergone many stylistic shifts over the years: In the 80s, he wrote bristlier stuff, but in the last decade or so, he's shifted quietly into a more pensive register. The Little Match Girl Passion, his 2008 work that won him a Pulitzer, was written for only four voices and some hand bells. This Was Written By Hand, his most recent recording, is a collection of short solo piano works played by the British pianist Andrew Zolinsky. The album holds the same, sustained melancholy mood: thoughtful, searching, elegiac, minimalist. Lang's way with repetitive phrasing doesn't feel like that of minimalists like Glass or Reich's, though.
Anonymous 4 - David Lang: Love Fail (2014) [Official Digital Download - 24bit/96kHz]

Anonymous 4 - David Lang: Love Fail (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | 1 CD | Digital Booklet | 753 MB
Genre: Classical | Official Digital Download - Source: Highresaudio

David Lang's "love fail" is a meditation on the timelessness of love that weaves together details from medieval retellings of the story of Tristan and Isolde with stories from more modern sources. The recording also spotlights the vocal quartet Anonymous 4, whose commitment to medieval music and historical scholarship has been acclaimed worldwide.

David Lang - Death Speaks (2013)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Sept. 28, 2013
David Lang - Death Speaks (2013)

David Lang - Death Speaks (2013)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 247 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Cantaloupe | Catalog Number: 21092

In 2012, David Lang spent so much time racking up awards — from Carnegie Hall’s 2013-14 Debs Composer’s Chair to Musical America’s Composer of the Year — that it’s a wonder he was able to wrangle a project of the size and scope of death speaks. Commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts to go on a program with his piece the little match girl passion, death speaks draws its initial inspiration from the work of Schubert — specifically the song “Death and the Maiden.”
David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (Theatre of Voices & Ars Nova Copenhagen with Paul Hillier) (2009)

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (2009)
Theatre of Voices & Ars Nova Copenhagen with Paul Hillier

Classical | EAC (APE - CUE - LOG) | Cover | 229 MB

David Lang's "the little match girl passion," for vocal quartet doubling on percussion instruments, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. It's a strong, striking piece with a surprisingly potent emotional punch. Part of its effectiveness derives from the story itself, which is so achingly poignant that it can hardly fail to raise a lump in the throat. The text is primarily compiled from the story by Hans Christian Andersen and from familiar sections from Bach's "St. Matthew Passion," which sound fresh and new in English translation.
Piano Circus - Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993) – repost

Piano Circus - Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993) – repost
Classical/Contemporary | FLAC lossless | cuesheets/No Log | 1h05m | 248mb
Label: Argo | cat. no. 440 294-2

Piano Circus: Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993)  Music

Posted by peachfuzz at May 30, 2009
Piano Circus: Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993)

Piano Circus - Works by Reich, Lang, Moran & Volans (1993)
Classical | EAC (APE, CUE & NO LOG) | 243 MB

"The 60 fingers and multiple keyboards ofPiano Circushave come a long way since they formed in 1989 …the six players alternate between two grand pianos, four sampling keyboards and a spinet, transform the piano sounds in various ways, play a variety of conventional and unconventional percussion and incorporate a variety of mechanical and natural sounds. Totally compelling"
—The Guardian, October 2001

"Extraordinary to behold ….six pairs of eyes, watching, listening, timing each move to the split second. Breathtaking."
—The Times, March 2002
This is a showcase album for the many and varied talents of those who made several recordings for ARGO during the 1990s, which includes David Lang's Face So Pale and Kevin Volans' Kneeling Dance, as well as one of the "classics" of American minimalism—Steve Reich's Four Organs. Three Dances by Robert Moran were written especially for Piano Circus.
Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars - Cloud River Mountain (2017)

Gong Linna & Bang on a Can All-Stars - Cloud River Mountain
Classical Crossover, Vocal | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 32:26 min | 196 MB
Label: Cantaloupe Music | Tracks: 07 | Rls.date: 2017

A spectacular journey into Chinese myths and ancient poetry, Cloud River Mountain combines the stories of the past with the sounds of the future. Chinese vocal star Gong Linna joins New York's electric Bang on a Can All Stars in a brilliantly staged concert of new work co-composed by Lao Luo, and Bang on a Can co-artistic directors Michael Gordon, David Lang, and Julia Wolfe. Weaving together ancient Chinese storytelling and Western songwriting, Cloud River Mountain honors the “sound worlds” of both China and the West, fusing texts sung in both Mandarin and English with sophisticated chamber music, rock, folk, and jazz.

Lang Lang & Sophie Shao - Howard Shore: Two Concerti (2017)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Feb. 16, 2017
Lang Lang & Sophie Shao - Howard Shore: Two Concerti (2017)

Lang Lang & Sophie Shao - Howard Shore: Two Concerti
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 53:26 min | 123 MB
Label: Sony Classical | Tracks: 06 | Rls.date: 2017

This album consists of specially commissioned concertos in celebration of Chopin’s music, by one of today’s most renowned film composers, Howard Shore.