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Lang, David (Composer); Sentiere Selvaggi & Boccadoro, Carlo (Performers). DAVID LANG: CHILD. New York City, NY: Cantaloupe Records, 2003. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Debut Recording of the composer's landmark work. One of David Lang's finest achievements. The first and only edition. Produced in a small and limited print run as a Compact Disc. There is no ISBN. The CD is now scarce. Presents, in its very first release, David Lang's "Child" in definitive performances by the Sentiere Selvaggi Ensemble and Carlo Boccadoro. His first major new work since "The Passing Measures". "A powerful meditation on childhood and memory. Sweet and simple on the surface, gentle musical fragments float by leaving faint traces of darkness in their wake. The result is at once dramatic, personal, intensely introspective, and piercingly beautiful. Written in five separate parts for some of Europe's finest groups, 'Child' is recorded here by the Italian ensemble Sentiere Selvaggi" (Publisher's blurb). "My attempt to examine certain experiences as I remember (and mis-remember) them from my childhood. Each of the individual movements is in some way a memory of how I learned how to do something. Because I was taught (as most children are) that one learns how to perceive the world by making up rules, it has been possible to apply these rules to musical environments. I am not nostalgic for childhood, mine or anyone else's. It is not the point of 'Child' to show either how childhood is a time of great excitement or great disturbance or that I miss it or that I suffered through it. What is most interesting to me, especially now that I have children of my own, is that childhood is the time when one learns how to think, how to feel, how to move forward. Because each piece of music in some way needs to teach its listener its own rules for how it works, it is a comparison I have found meaningful" (David Lang). An absolute "must-have" title for David Lang, Sentiere Selvaggi, and Carlo Boccadoro collectors. This copy of the Compact Disc (CD) is very boldly and beautifully signed in metallic-silver pen-marker in front by David Lang. It is signed directly on the cover itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is a contemporary classic. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the CD available online, is enclosed in its own protective plastic sleeve, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Because of its very limited number, its collectible value will not only keep but increase over time. A rare signed copy thus. Best Original Song Academy Award Finalist for "A Simple Song", the theme of Paolo Sorrentino's "Youth" in 2016. One of the most brilliant composers of our time. A flawless copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER DAVID LANG TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN B00008SH8D. $30.00

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