Which Lang do you prefer?

Bernhard Lang
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Offline jessop

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BLang v. KLang
« on: November 16, 2017, 07:45:42 PM »
Le Moderniste and I are in disagreement over which Austrian Lang is cooler and wrote gooder music. Both have written some incredible music and both are rather bald, although personally I tend to like Klaus Lang's music just a little bit more!

So I am opening up this debate to the rest of GMG.

Bernhard Lang (born 24 February 1957, Linz)

Klaus Lang (born 26 April 1971, Graz)

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 08:03:33 PM »
I gotta go with k.d.

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 08:08:36 PM »
I gotta go with k.d.

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 08:24:13 PM »

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 09:31:58 PM »
I can't even vote -- apples and oranges! (And full disclosure: I interviewed Klaus Lang a few years ago, when he did a concert here at the Austrian Cultural Forum.) Klaus's music is fascinating, much on the quiet side (as you probably know).

But Bernhard Lang's output it totally fascinating, too, in a completely different way. I've heard a few of his pieces live by the Talea Ensemble here -- fantastic new music group, with a real dedication to unusual composers from all over the world.


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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 09:51:50 PM »
Bernhard for president  ;D

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2017, 10:59:10 AM »
Even though I deprecate choices, particularly binary ones, I learned a new composer from this, for which I am glad.

I'd have to listen to a lot more before I could choose, but I probably wouldn't want to choose, anyway. I can like both Bernard and Klaus. And do.

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Re: BLang v. KLang
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2017, 07:40:32 PM »
As long as no one picks Lang Lang.  >:D

(And that's all I can contribute to this debate. Never heard a note of either man's music.)
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