Lang: I Hate Mozart
Import, Hybrid SACD
LANG: I Hate Mozart (complete opera on SACD with "backstage insights" on DVD)
With their provocatively named contribution to the Viennese Mozart Year 2006, composer Bernhard Lang and librettist Michael Sturminger succeeded in creating a parody of the opera business that loses none of its sharp wit in this CD recording. The "backstage insights" on the DVD reveal the abysses of singerdom and the respective worlds of conductors, managers, and agents.
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I have tremendous respect for genuinely avant-garde music -- everything from Webern and Boulez to Xenakis and Penderecki to Reich and Glass (the latter pair of whom Bernhard Lang pitifully attempts to copy, while declaring their work obsolete, and his own work "cutting edge"). If you are a fan of "new" music, look elsewhere. Don't waste your money on this monument to masturbatory self-aggrandizement by this idiot parading around as a "composer".
I myself am not crazy about Mozart. But I HATE Bernhard Lang.
It is perhaps indicative of the cultural decay in contemporary Europe that utter phonies like this can make a living, faking out people with big, meaningless words, irrelevant references to philosophy, and unwarranted declarations of self-importance. It shall be a glorious day indeed when Mr. Lang finally expires and is consigned to the dustbin of history forever.