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

26
Dec
2014
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Begegnungen mit Helmut Lachenmann"
A dialogue with Rainer Pöllmann
"Kindheit und Jugend, Studium" "Begegnung mit Luigi Nono" "Die Entwicklung der 'Musique concrete instrumentale" "Der 'ästhetische Apparat': Orchestermusik und der Widerstand aus dem Musikbetrieb" "Neuer Umgang mit der Tradition? Die Werke der 80er-Jahre" "Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern" "Ein Alterswerk? Kompositionen seit 2000"
Radio broadcast DLR, 01:05 am - 06:55am (Germany)
15
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Cologne, Philharmonie (Germany)
17
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Schreiben
Oporto Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Matthias Hermann
Oporto, Casa da Música, 09:00 pm (Portugal)
18
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Lachenmann, Helmut: Zwei Gefuehle
Remix Ensemble, cond. Peter Rundel
Oporto, Casa da Música, 06:00 pm (Portugal)
19
Jan
2015
Hidalgo, Manuel: Beethoven's Scherzo from Symphony No. 9
Lachenmann, Helmut: Consolation II
Coro Casa da Música, cond. Gregory Rose
Oporto, Casa da Música, 06:00 pm (Portugal)
21
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Bremen, Musikhochschule, workshop (Germany)
25
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Schwankungen am Rand
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, cond. Emilio Pomarico
Berlin, Radialsystem, Festival Ultraschall (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Schwankungen am Rand
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, cond. Emilio Pomarico
Live radio broadcast DLR Kultur, 08:03 pm - live from Berlin (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 2 'Reigen seliger Geister'
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 3 'Grido'
Trio Catch, Quatuor Diotima
Berlin, Radialsystem, Festival Ultraschall, 11:00 (Germany)
  Mundry, Isabel: Motions // der doppelte Blick I/II
Lachenmann, Helmut: Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied
Quatuor Diotima, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, cond. Lothar Zagrosek
Berlin, Sendesaal RBB Berlin, Festival Ultraschall, 04:00 pm (Germany)
31
Jan
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Guero
Guildhall Percussion Ensemble
London, LSO St. Luke's, 02:00 pm (United Kingdom)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Tableau
Berliner Philharmoniker, cond. Sir Simon Rattle
Berlin, Philharmonie (Germany)
01
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Ensemble Phorminx
Radio broadcast DLF, 03:05 am (Germany)
07
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Der ästhetische Apparat". Contribution to the Symposium for opening of Lachenmann Perspektiven 2015 und 2016
Stuttgart, Theaterhaus P1, Festival Neue Musik, 12:00 pm (Germany)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Ensemble Musikfabrik, cond. Peter Rundel
Amsterdam, Concertgebouw, 02:15 pm (Netherlands)
08
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Discussion with Helmut Lachenmann u.a.
Stuttgart, Theaterhaus P1, Festival Neue Musik, 01:00 pm (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)
16
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: "Tableau"
Movie by Barrie Gavin (1993)
London, Kings College, 04:00 pm (United Kingdom)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: "Wo ich noch nie war"
Movie by Bettina Ehrhardt (1987) u.a. with Ensemble Modern and Ensemble Intercontemporain
London, Kings College, 02:15pm (United Kingdom)
  Lachenmann, Helmut: String Quartet No. 3 'Grido'
Lachenmann, Helmut: Gran Torso
Arditti Quartett
London, Chapel of Kings College, 08:15pm (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)
24
Feb
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Orchestra of "Impulse" Akademy
Graz, Mumuth Kunstuniversität (Austria)
07
Mar
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Kontrakadenz
Oporto Symphonic Orchestra, cond. Lothar Zagrosek
Oporto, Casa da Música (Portugal)
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, 08:03 pm (Germany)
20
Mar
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut
Heike Hoffmann in dialogue with Helmut Lachenmann
Salzburg, Bibliotheksaula, Salzburg Biennale, 11:00 am (Austria)
21
Mar
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Child's Play
Lachenmann, Helmut: Gran Torso
Lachenmann, Helmut: GOT LOST
Yuko Kakuta (s), Yukiko Sugawara (pno), stadler quartett
Salzburg, Solitär, 04:00 pm, Salzburg Biennale (Austria)
26
Mar
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Fie Schouten (bcl), Eva van de Poll (vlc), Keiko Shichijo (p)
Groningen, Theater (Netherlands)
01
Jun
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Mouvement
Lachenmann, Helmut: Zwei Gefuehle
Helmut Lachenmann (speaker), Ensemble Modern, cond. Peter Rundel
Madrid, Museo Nacional (Spain)
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)
04
Oct
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Zwei Gefuehle
Helmut Lachenmann (speaker), SWR-Sinfonieorchester Freiburg und Baden-Baden, cond. Lothar Zagrosek
Hannover, Landesfunkhaus, 05:00 pm (Germany)
21
Oct
2015
Lachenmann, Helmut: Allegro sostenuto
Trio Catch
Barcelona, Palau de la Musica Catalana (Spain)
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