David Lang: The Writings album review — emotion, poetry, tenderness

by Richard Fairman
August 5, 2022
David Lang: The Writings album review — emotion, poetry, tenderness Six movements are inspired by texts from the Hebrew Bible and sung with precision by Cappella Amsterdam

★★★★☆ ‘David Lang: The Writings’ is released by Pentatone

Richard Fairman
August 5, 2022

It has taken David Lang 14 years to complete his unaccompanied choral work The Writings. He says the spur came from setting a few lines from the Book of Ecclesiastes in 2005, wondering how such a dark and philosophical text had come to be associated with the joyous Jewish harvest festival of Sukkot…

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