Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Little Matchstick Girl Passion by David Lang

The winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in music is David Lang’s The Little Matchstick Girl Passion. I’ve listened to it several times, and have been very taken with it. The structural parallels to the Bach St Matthew Passion are striking. And the Hans Christian Andersen story has always seemed to me genuinely shocking. It can be heard at the Carnegie commissioned music site.

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