Lachenmann: Allegro sostenuto
A key work of contemporary chamber music
In retrospect, the world premiere of Helmut Lachenmann's "Allegro sostenuto" in December 1989 at the Cologne Philharmonie can be seen as a kind of re-birth of chamber music in the late 20th century. In countless concerts and at least four CD recordings, Lachenmann's large-scale clarinet trio has since offered ample evidence that "it has a clarity of contour coupled with a shading of sonorities that I cannot imagine anywhere else besides Debussy" (Jürg Stenzl). The new performing score will considerably facilitate the access to the work.