Lachenmann Helmut Friedrich

Composer, Honorary Doctor of the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien of Hannover, the Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber of Dresden, the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz of Cologne

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Accanto

Abstract

This publication presents a translation of Helmut Lachenmann's introductory note to the performance of his work Accanto at the concert on 23 November 1982 in Zurich. First publication: Lachenmann H. Accanto // Musik-Konzepte. Band 61/62: Helmut Lachenmann // hrsg. von H.‑K. Metzger und R. Riehn. München: edition text+kritik, 1988. S. 67-74.

 

Keywords

Helmut Lachenmann, Accanto, musical avant-garde, musical aesthetics, W. A. Mozart, Clarinet Concerto in A major K 622

Self-portrait 1975

Abstract

This publication presents a translation of Helmut Lachenman's autobiographical note «Selbstportrait 1975». The note is made for the booklet of the Donaueschingen days of music of 1975 and consists of two parts: «Woher — Wo — Wohin» (actually the composer's autobiography) and «Zu SCHWANKUNGEN AM RAND» (a commentary on his famous piece).

 

Keywords

Lachenmann, musical avant-garde, musical aesthetics, instrumental concrete music, «Swinging at the edges»