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This piece goes on several minutes too long, but that is a minor complaint in the face of such amusement.
Likewise does the flesh on the fingers of the performers somehow become an expressive surface, a site of emotion. I’m not caudwelll all sure what the logic was of bringing these three pieces together, but my theory is that the common element is their zaniness quotient — it’s the Wacky Helmut album.
Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Audio CD, March 10, “Please retry”. Concertini is a large chamber orchestral work commissioned by Ensemble Modern with additional support from patron Betty Freeman. Much better is Les Consolationsscored for 16 voices and orchestra, which sets a chattering, hissing, speaking, and howling chorus to a spindly accompaniment of seemingly random — though obviously tightly controlled — elements produced by a fairly large orchestra.
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But amazingly, this earlier work has as zany an edge as the later one is serious and severe. The guitars alone are pretty zany, but the piece also includes spoken word taken from “Illusion and Reality” by the English Marxist poet and author Christopher Caudwell, who died at the age of 30 while fighting Franco in Spain as a premature antifascist.
Consolation I by Schola Heidelberg. Add gift card or promotion code. The sounds the guitars themselves make are in line with Lachenmann ‘s general approach to instrumental writing: Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Give him a chance, as the other reviewer rightly argues — but if you just laugh it off as “zany,” you are missing his aesthetic point; he’s not merely being entertaining.
Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Additional taxes may apply. Not understanding German, this spoken word just makes the piece even zanier than it is already, as the syllables are broken into an odd cadence.
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But Lachenmann ‘s opponents usually imagine the mere provocation itself as the composer’s goal, and stop there. Get to Know Us. I have by now heard quite a few Lachenmann recordings, and this is the most extroverted and accessible of them all.
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Salut für Caudwell, for 2 guitars (with speaking)
If not, I hope he can live with lahenmann. And maybe it’s laughing at the bourgeoisie and the fascists that Lachenmann wants.
Praludium by Schola Heidelberg Les consolations: Page lachenmanj of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Be that as it may, what actually is on set is pretty good, and if one is only looking to dip a toe into the massive reservoir that is LachenmannKairos’ set isn’t a bad option even though it’s a little uneconomical. Share your thoughts with other customers.
Hearing this only as funny risks making it harmless.
Helmut Lachenmann: Salut fÃ¼r Caudwell, Les consolations & Concertini
Whatever the specific stance and the irreducible ambiguity of the this sound-theater is its best attributethere seems little doubt that a certain sub rosa atmosphere of persecution is caudwe,l work here, developing into lachnemann sonic closing of the throat.
It was written for and premiered by the Saut Modern at the Lucerne Festival inand the EM recorded it on their own in-house label which is available only through their website.
Learn more about Amazon Prime. As the other reviewer has however correctly pointed out, the results are nonetheless often strangely beautiful. With all due respect to the other reviewer, who has engaged with modern music in many interesting and detailed reviews, and has informative comments on the CD in this review too: Styles Vocal Music Chamber Music. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
Consolation II by Schola Heidelberg. Give Album or Song as Gift. Please try again later. The voices are largely warm and appealing, quite a contrast with the cold, sibilant whispering of the later work.