David Lang Highlights New CD/DVD Releases

By Francisco Salazar

This week, David Lang’s music will be front and center with a world premiere recording and a new version of one of his most popular works.

Here is a look at what you can stream this week.

David Lang’s love fail 

The Boston-based Lorelei Ensemble David Lang’s “Love fail” will be released on Cantaloupe Music. The piece 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 works by Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain, and Richard Wagner.

The work, which was originally written for vocal quartet performing on simple percussion instruments, was arranged for women’s chorus in 2016 and was later performed by Lorelei at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, MA.

Prisoner of the State

David Lang’s opera will be released in a world premiere recording by the New York Philharmonic with conductor Jaap van Zweden conducting. Decca Gold, Universal Music Group’s US classical music label will release the recording digitally and on physical media; the recording will mark Decca Gold’s sixth New York Philharmonic album.

The New York Philharmonic premiered “Prisoner of the State” in June 2019 with a cast featuring Julie Mathevet, Alan Oke, Jarrett Ott, Eric Owens, Matthew Pearce, and John Matthew Myers.


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