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Offline Mandryka

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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #160 on: July 09, 2020, 01:25:37 AM »
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Air. Has this ever been commercially recorded?
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« Reply #161 on: July 09, 2020, 02:14:59 AM »
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« Reply #162 on: July 09, 2020, 02:15:32 AM »
An old radio recording of Air was released on one of the volumes of BMG's Musik in Deutschland series.

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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #163 on: July 09, 2020, 02:52:57 AM »
An old radio recording of Air was released on one of the volumes of BMG's Musik in Deutschland series.

Indeed, it is the recording of the premiere:


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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #164 on: July 09, 2020, 02:54:48 AM »
Excellent, gentlemen. I have downloaded them both.
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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #165 on: July 11, 2020, 03:27:16 AM »
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This live Allegro Sostenuto from Ensemble Recherche seems to me to be more successful than the recording - more tension.


And I’ll just mention that I’ve been really enjoying Double (Grido II), in fact I like it more than Grido I! Maybe Lachenmann’s most accessible modernist piece.
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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #166 on: July 11, 2020, 03:44:46 AM »
My single biggest problem with these pieces is that Bernd Alois Zimmermann did all of this far better--and far more disturbingly--in the 1960s.

I'm not used to Lachenmann-as-pale-imitation-of-his-predecessors.


As far as I can see the experimentation with tonality happened as early as 2000, before he had released Grido and Schreiben in fact, with the Sakura variations.


I think the idea is that the listener will find himself reassessing his relation to mainstream music.

Concertini is interesting in this respect.
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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #167 on: November 12, 2020, 11:51:29 AM »
Listening to a fine reading of Lachenmann's Serynade by Benjamin Powell, pianist of Psappha, the new music group based in Manchester. I believe they are archiving the concert.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMhqZoOxsUY

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« Reply #168 on: January 13, 2021, 11:39:39 AM »
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm EST, the JACK Quartet will appear in a taped-live concert of Lachenmann works, presented by Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Program:

String Quartet No. 3 "Grido" (2001-02)
Toccatina (1986)
Pression (1969)

Concert is free with name and email registration:

https://www.millertheatre.com/about/news/live-from-columbia-pop-ups-in-the-lantern

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« Reply #169 on: January 13, 2021, 11:41:40 AM »
On Tuesday, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm EST, the JACK Quartet will appear in a taped-live concert of Lachenmann works, presented by Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Program:

String Quartet No. 3 "Grido" (2001-02)
Toccatina (1986)
Pression (1969)

Concert is free with name and email registration:

https://www.millertheatre.com/about/news/live-from-columbia-pop-ups-in-the-lantern

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Thanks. Miller Theatre has long presented excellent programs of contemporary music. I often attended when living within commuting distance (1990s through 2001).
Delighted to see MT carrying on remotely!

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Re: The Lachenmann Lacuna
« Reply #170 on: January 13, 2021, 11:45:57 AM »
Thanks. Miller Theatre has long presented excellent programs of contemporary music. I often attended when living within commuting distance (1990s through 2001).
Delighted to see MT carrying on remotely!

We were probably at some of the same concerts! I agree: Miller does excellent work -- some of the best programming in the city.

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« Reply #171 on: January 13, 2021, 11:55:33 AM »
I recall a week-long Lachenmann residency at Columbia in 2001. Went to two of the associated (Miller) concerts.

This (paywall) article reviewed one: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/09/arts/music-review-carefully-scraping-along-with-the-senses-atingle.html

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« Reply #172 on: January 13, 2021, 07:10:45 PM »
I recall a week-long Lachenmann residency at Columbia in 2001. Went to two of the associated (Miller) concerts.

This (paywall) article reviewed one: https://www.nytimes.com/2001/04/09/arts/music-review-carefully-scraping-along-with-the-senses-atingle.html

That concert was my first encounter with Lachenmann's work. Afterward, I casually referred to Gran Torso as "a quartet of scratches," which in retrospect was glib, if not far from the truth. But the evening has lingered in the memory, 20 years later (!) as one of those concerts that changes everything that comes in its wake.

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