2 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

David Lang’s The Day for solo cello and spoken voice is a string of brief human portraits plucked from the results of an internet search, each beginning with “I remember the day…” Impactful for their wit, poignancy, or simplicity, they’re beautifully intoned by Kate Valk and accompanied by a multi-layered cello line that grows ever more intense as the piece reaches its keys moments. The Day is remarkable, too, as the prequel to Lang’s World to Come, a meditation on the separation of body and spirit in response to the tragic events of 9/11. Cellist Maya Beiser is mesmerizing from start to finish.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

David Lang’s The Day for solo cello and spoken voice is a string of brief human portraits plucked from the results of an internet search, each beginning with “I remember the day…” Impactful for their wit, poignancy, or simplicity, they’re beautifully intoned by Kate Valk and accompanied by a multi-layered cello line that grows ever more intense as the piece reaches its keys moments. The Day is remarkable, too, as the prequel to Lang’s World to Come, a meditation on the separation of body and spirit in response to the tragic events of 9/11. Cellist Maya Beiser is mesmerizing from start to finish.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

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Murphy_Adams ,

a perfect album

“The Day” is an absolute must-listen, especially for fans of Lang’s work. David Lang’s mastering of simplicity mixed with Maya Beiser’s cello virtuosity is a match made in heaven. I could listen to this album for hours.

aaronlovestacos ,

I love this

"the day" is easlily one of my favorite David Lang pieces. Kate's delivery is absolutely perfect over the emotive cello landscape that Maya creates.

phill glazz ,

stunning cello work, fascinating narrative

a brilliant abstract-narrative text setting over dense landscapes of emotive cello lines, "the day" takes your mind on a trip through a vivid, sometimes surreal story.

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