"Art songs have been moving out of classical music in the last many years," writes composer David Lang. "Indie rock seems to be the place where Schubert’s sensibilities now lie, a better match for direct story telling and intimate emotionality."
Lang's death speaks, along with his work depart, is released on Cantaloupe music on April 30.
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In death speaks -- co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall and Stanford Lively Arts, and written for Bryce Dessner, Nico Muhly, Owen Pallett and Shara Worden -- Lang explores art song with the help of a group of classically trained artists who made their careers in the indie rock world.