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Composer: Lachenmann, Helmut (b. 1935)

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Year of birth1935
NationalityGermany
PeriodContemporary
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MunichPeter Eötvös

Lachenmann
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Péter Eötvös; Pierre-Laurent Aimard

MunichPeter Eötvös

Lachenmann
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra; Péter Eötvös; Pierre-Laurent Aimard
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Berliner Philharmoniker’s staggering Mahler 2

Sir Simon Rattle © Simon Fowler
Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker thrill a packed Concertgebouw with Lachenmann’s startling Tableau, for orchestra and a grand and terrifying Mahler Second.
****1
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Mahler to remember closes the Berlin Phil's London residency

Sir Simon Rattle conducting the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Royal Festival Hall © Monika Ritterhaus
Triumphant Mahler from Sir Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker, strong performances from Kate Royal and Magdalena Kožená, and total commitment and energy from the London Symphony Chorus and the City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus.
*****
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Robert Wilson stages Lachenmann's Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern at the Ruhrtriennale

©  Lucie Jansch, Ruhrtriennale
Robert Wilson said, when preparing to stage Helmut Lachenmann’s deeply intricate and sensually vibrant opera Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, that he could not imagine staging it in a typical opera house.
****1
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Prom 5: Helmut Lachenmann vs. Gustav Mahler with the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra

Helmut Lachenmann  ©  Astrid Karger, Saarbrücken
The fifth Prom of the 2013 season welcomed Jonathan Nott and the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra to the Royal Albert Hall, with the Arditti String Quartet as soloists. Nott and his orchestra became an award-winning partnership in 2010, winning the MIDEM Award for their recording of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.
****1
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Mozart, Lachenmann and postmodern Beethoven from Ensemble Resonanz

Ensemble Resonanz  ©  Michael Haydn
The Ensemble Resonanz is a Hamburg-based contemporary chamber orchestra committed to finding bridges to modernism amid works from centuries past, and to that end this concert featured Helmut Lachenmann set alongside Mozart, and Beethoven’s Six Bagatelles rescored by Manuel Hidalgo.
***11
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