New Classical Featured Artist – 03/29/21 – 04/11/21
In this week’s playlist, we are excited to feature American Composer David Lang. Lang is already an accomplished composer as he is a Grammy and Pulitzer prize winner. Lang is one of America’s most performed composers and many of his works resemble each other only in the fierce intelligence and clarity of vision that inform their structures. His catalog is extensive, and his opera, orchestra, chamber, and solo works are by turns ominous, ethereal, urgent, hypnotic, unsettling, and very emotionally direct. One of his most recent compositions is his opera entitled, prisoner of the state, which the New York Times described as, “A Dark, Modern Version of Beethoven’s Only Opera.” This work was premiered by the New York Philharmonic in 2019 and you can hear the entire work in this week’s playlist.
Connect with Classical Music Indy’s New Classical channel to hear David Lang’s new opera and several other works by him as well.
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