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Pierre-Laurent Aimard On Capitalism and Helmut Lachenmann

“Introducing ‘Guero’ (1970) by Helmut Lachenmann, Mr. Aimard explained that the pianist is supposed to perform the piece mostly by scraping his fingernails along the edges of the keys to evoke the sounds of an African instrument that is played by scratching a stick along the ribbed side of a woodblock. Instead, to protect his […]

Discussion with Helmut Lachenmann

The department of music at the Humboldt University hosts a panel discussion with noted composer Helmut Lachenmann on Monday, June 18 at 6pm. Members of the panel include Lachenmann, Cornelius Lejeune and Pietro Cavallotti. Where? – Room 501, Am Kupfergraben 5, 10099 Berlin. Right across from the Pergamon Museum, next door from the chancellor’s flat […]

What’s cookin’ in Berlin this week?

The Deutsche Oper is continuing its 19th-century opera marathon with performances of Rossini’s Semiramide (today), Verdi’s La Traviata (Thursday), Léo Delibes’ ballet Sylvia (Friday), the Verismo-potpourri Cavalleria rusticana | Pagliacci by Mascagni and Leoncavallo (Saturday), and on Sunday Weber’s Freischütz. The Staatsoper is still worshipping Anna N. with performances of Manon on Thursday and Sunday […]

Tenso Days Berlin

This should be interesting: the newest space for the arts in Berlin, the Radialsystem, hosts this year’s Tenso Days Festival. The festival features three concerts with contemporary music for chamber choirs. Works include well-known pieces by Rihm (Astralis), Lachenmann (Consolation II), Scelsi (Tre canti sacri), and Ligeti (Lux aeterna) as well as premieres by Franck […]

The Arditti Quartet plays Kyburz, Dusapin, Ferneyhough, and Lachenmann

One of the many good things about New Music concerts at the venerable Salzburg Festival is that a lot of people who have expensive tickets are leaving in the intermission. This comes in handy when the piece in the second half is Grido by Helmut Lachenmann, a composition that employs a lot of very quite […]

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