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

30
Jul
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Die Entwicklung der 'Musique concrète instrumentale'" - an interview (3/7)
with Rainer Pöllmann
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
03
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Visiting composer at the International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt (until 7th of August)
Darmstadt (Germany)
04
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 2 'Reigen seliger Geister'
Mivos Quartet, cond. Helmut Lachenmann
Darmstadt, Centralstation, International Summer Course for New Music, 11:00 am (Germany)
Public rehearsal
05
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: GOT LOST
Yuko Kakuta (S), Yukiko Sugawara (pno)
Darmstadt, Akademie für Tonkunst, International Summer Course for New Music, 03:00 pm (Germany)
Public rehearsal, Interview with the composer
06
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Der 'ästhethische Apparat': Orchestermusik und der Widerstand aus dem Musikbetrieb" - an interview (4/7)
with Rainer Pöllmann
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: GOT LOST
Yuko Kakuta (S), Yukiko Sugawara (pno)
Darmstadt, Akademie für Tonkunst, International Summer Course for New Music Darmstadt, 04:00 pm (Germany)
07
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Komponieren Heute" - an interview
with Yuval Shaked
Darmstadt, Bessunger Knabenschule, International Summer Course for New Music, 02:30 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Darmstadt, Akademie für Tonkunst, International Summer Course for New Music, 11:00 am (Germany)
Workshop with Helmut Lachenmann
10
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Musik und Fragen zur Person"
Radio broadcast DLF, 01:30 pm (Germany)
12
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: An interview
with Michael Struck-Schloen
Radio broadcast NoWeRadio, 11:04 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: An interview
with Michael Struck-Schloen
Radio broadcast SR2, 11:04 pm (Germany)
13
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Neuer Umgang mit der Tradition? Die Werke der 80er Jahre" - an interview (5/7)
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: "Neuer Umgang mit der Tradition? Die Werke der 80er-Jahre" - an interview (5/7)
with Rainer Pöllmann
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
20
Aug
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern" - an interview (6/7)
with Rainer Pöllmann
Radio broadcast DLR, 08:03 pm (Germany)
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: Ausklang
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (pno), Bamberger Symphoniker, cond. Jonathan Nott
Berlin, Philharmonie (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Concertini
Ensemble intercontemporain, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Cologne (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Concertini
Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra, cond. Matthias Pintscher
Köln, Philharmonie (Germany)
13
Sep
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: GOT LOST
Yuko Kakuta (S), Stefan Schreiber (pno), staging: Xavier Zuber
Bern, Konzert Theater Bern, Vidmar 1 (Switzerland)
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)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Toccatina
Geneviève Strosser (Va)
Strasbourg, Théatre National de Strasbourg, Festival Musica, 06:00 pm (France)
08
Oct
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: Toccatina
Geneviève Strosser (Va)
Strasbourg, Théatre National de Strasbourg, Festival Musica, 06:30 pm (France)
  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)
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
Boglárka Pecze (clar), Eva Boesch (vc), Sun-Young Nam (pno) (Trio Catch)
Cologne, Philharmonie (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Cologne, Philharmonie (Germany)
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)
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)
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