Lachenmann, Helmut (*1935)

It is all too easy to dismiss the work of Lachenmann as "musica negativa", in the deprecatory manner that the term was used by Hans Werner Henze in his attack on this composer. What is at play is the fact that Lachenmann's music forces the listener to confront and question their ingrained expectations from and responses to music, in an attempt to extend and further illuminate one's powers of perception. This is far from mere nihilism.
(Ian Pace, Musical Times)

Photo © by Astrid Karger, Saarbrücken

Events

27
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Ein Alterswerk? Kompositionen seit 2000" - an interview (7/7)
with Rainer Pöllmann
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
01
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Concertini
Ensemble intercontemporain, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Lucerne, KKL (Switzerland)
07
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Serynade
Nicolas Hodges (pno)
Berlin, Philharmonie, Musikfest Berlin, 05:00 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 3 'Grido'
Kuss Quartett
Berlin, Philharmonie, Musikfest Berlin, 11:00 am (Germany)
08
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Ausklang
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pno), Bamberger Symphoniker, cond. Jonathan Nott
Berlin, Philharmonie, Musikfest Berlin (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Concertini
Ensemble intercontemporain, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Cologne (Germany)
13
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: GOT LOST
Yuko Kakuta (S), Stefan Schreiber (pno), staging: Xavier Zuber
Bern, Konzert Theater Bern, Vidmar 1 (Switzerland)
16
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Ausklang
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pno), Bamberger Symphoniker, cond. Jonathan Nott
Radio broadcast DLR, 20:03 pm - recorded Berlin 09/08/2014 (Germany)
22
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Gran Torso
Klangforum Wien, staging: Xavier Le Roy
Frankfurt a.M., Alte Oper, Musikfest Opus 131 (Germany)
27
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 3 'Grido'
Arditti Quartet
Frankfurt a.M., Alte Oper, Musikfest Opus 131, 06:00 pm (Germany)
07
Oct
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Toccatina
Geneviève Strosser (Va)
Strasbourg, Théatre National de Strasbourg, Festival Musica, 06:30 pm (France)
08
Oct
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Toccatina
Geneviève Strosser (Va)
Strasbourg, Théatre National de Strasbourg, Festival Musica, 06:30 pm (France)
17
Oct
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Concertini
Ensemble intercontemporain, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Paris, Cité de la musique, Festival d'Automne (France)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: TemA
Österreichisches Ensemble für Neue Musik oenm
Vienna, Konzerthaus (Austria)
07
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
Berlin, Philharmonie (Germany)
11
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
Halle, Händelhalle (Germany)
14
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Schreiben
Tonhalle-Orchester Zurich, cond. Pierre-Andre Valade
Zurich, Tonhalle, Tage für Neue Musik Zürich (Switzerland)
15
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Serynade
Asami Kanai (pno)
Izumiotsu, Civic Hall (Japan)
18
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Salut fuer Caudwell
Duo steuber.öllinger
Berlin, Unerhörte Musik, 08:30 pm (Germany)
30
Nov
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Child's Play
Christoph Ullrich (pno)
Frankfurt a.M., Kuhhirtenturm, 05:30 pm (Germany)
15
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Cologne, Philharmonie (Germany)
21
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Bremen, Musikhochschule (Germany)
07
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Ensemble Musikfabrik, cond. Peter Rundel
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, 02:15 pm (Netherlands)
14
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
London, Southbank Centre (United Kingdom)
15
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
London, Southbank Centre (United Kingdom)
17
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw (Netherlands)
18
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
Paris, La Philharmonie (France)
14
Mar
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, cond. Francois-Xavier Roth
Freiburg, Concert Hall (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
SWR-Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, cond. Francois-Xavier Roth
Live radio broadcast SWR2 - concert Freiburg, 03/14/2015 (Germany)
11
Jun
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Ensemble intercontemporain, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Paris, Philharmonie, 08:30 pm (France)
20
Jun
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Bruckner Orchester Linz, cond. Peter Ruzicka
Linz, Brucknerhaus (Austria)
21
Oct
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Barcelona, L'auditori Barcelona (Spain)
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