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Helmut Lachenmann: Salut für Caudwell, Les consolations & Concertini

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This is a great new Helmut Lachenmann collection, but it is not what it appears. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The dead, rather thumping sound of the nylon stringed guitars is amusing given its immediate evocation of amateur guitar playing, but the format wears out its welcome long before its 25 minutes is up.

Helmut Lachenmann: Salut für Caudwell; Les Consolations; Concertini

Product details Original Release Date: That Helmut agrees is a happy surprise! So many viewers of deliberately shocking Surrealist films now automatically laugh at them, having been conditioned to do so by TV. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Add gift card or promotion code. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. The Caudwell of the title, Christopher Caudwell, was a deeply problematic Marxist critic who, in Lachenmann ‘s words, “demanded an art which realistically confronts reality in its multi-layered contradictions.


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Moreover, his range of influence in new music, particularly in Europe, is immense, and doubtless his edgy and seemingly anarchic musical constructions have a wide appeal for young and impressionable listeners.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Whatever the specific stance and the irreducible saut of the this sound-theater is its best attributethere seems little doubt that a certain sub rosa atmosphere of persecution is at work here, developing into a sonic closing of the throat.

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. Jazz Latin New Age.

English Choose a language for shopping. Share your thoughts with other customers. Not that it will please your typical classical music listener, but it is louder, faster and more varied than many lachenman his compositions. The vocals and instrumental music are much more extroverted than in “Das Madchen,” with lots of scraping and sound effects, but it is quite upbeat and amusing.

Much better is Caurwell 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. If not, I hope he can live with it.


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. Les Consolations is a decent introduction to what Lachenmann has to offer. It pachenmann not any sort of typical concerto, that’s for sure.

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Art as a foretaste of freedom in an age without freedom. The third piece, “Salut fur Caudwell,” is a new recording of a composition. Lachenmann says that there are indeed soloistic opportunities, but also for “‘all-instrument-types’ of action and articulation. I’m not at all sure what the logic was of bringing these three pieces caudaell, but my theory is that the common element is their zaniness quotient — it’s the Wacky Helmut album.

The “danger” of Lachenmann ‘s music, unlike that of his contemporaries, is almost always immediately evident: And maybe it’s laughing at the bourgeoisie and the fascists that Lachenmann wants.

Lachenmann is not Cage, and the difference is crucial.