Concertini. By Helmut Lachenmann, Ensemble Modern, Brad Lubman. • 1 song, Play on Spotify. 1. Concertini – Helmut Lachenmann, Brad Lubman. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Apr 1, , John Wheatley and others published Lachenmann ‘Concertini’ }. Helmut Lachenmann. Publisher: AMP. Concertini (). Work Notes. Available in the USA and Canada only. Publisher. Breitkopf und Härtel. Category.

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But even if you haven’t, Concertini will work conertini humble stereo, since there’s enormous delicacy in the music, too, as you can hear in the two-minute taster on the Ensemble Modern’s site. I haven’t heard the recording, but I know it’s one lahcenmann the most important discs of new music of the last decade: Concertkni music that at once shatters the limits of instrumental possibility, and rebuilds something ever richer and more mysterious from the rubble.

Nothing is off-limits in Lachenmann’s musical world, and he can create massive, symphonic structures made from sounds that would usually be thought of as mere “noises” — string players bowing the outside of their instruments, wind players making pitchless breath-sounds, brass players creating strange percussive tremors — as well as the more traditional notes produced by orchestral instruments although when you do hear a “normal”, pitched sound in Lachenmann, it sounds alien, completing his music’s inversion of the usual priorities of Western music.

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His music requires a total commitment from his performers, who need to believe in the beauty and expressivity concertinii the techniques he demands from the musicians.

At last, Lachenmann’s Concertini is here

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Just a shame the Euro is so expensive for the UK at the moment. The performance on the CD comes from Berlin, a month before the Huddersfield gig, but they had already toured the piece since the summer.

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Somebody, get their discs in the shops here! Loading comments… Trouble loading? If you’ve got a surround sound system at home, you’ll get the full effect of the forces being lobbed around the space. Show 25 25 50 All.

Actually, it has been for a couple of years, on Ensemble Modern’s own record label — it just took Valentin Garvie and Sava Stoianov to tell me about it on an ICE train for me to realise. The last concert of the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival that year, which I programmed, was the British premiere of Concertini, which Lachenmann composed especially for Concretini Modern.

Helmut Lachenmann: Concertini | Kontrakadenz by Ensemble Modern on Spotify

They have spent years working with him, and they’ve created what amounts to an oral tradition, since Lachenmann has worked in minute detail with each of the musicians, preparing ladhenmann sonic extremity of pieces like Mouvement or Ausklang. Concertini is one of Lachenmann’s most ambitious, powerful, and even flamboyant pieces; he throws sound around the concert hall, splitting the virtuoso musicians of Ensemble Modern into smaller groups that surround the audience.


I’ve been waiting for this recording since No excuses — apart from Ensemble’s lack of a record distribution deal in the UK. It’s lwchenmann there in the handful of life-changing concerts I’ve been to.

No group of players performs Lachenmann as well as Ensemble Modern and that includes the London Sinfonietta, who gave the London premiere of Concertini in ; it was a pale imitation of the Ensemble Lachenjann performance.

Concertini is one of his masterpieces. Even so, 20 Euros for Concertini is cheap for the riches in store on the disc. Topics Classical music Tom Service on classical music.