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  • Format: CD [NEOS11424]
  • Shipping Weight: 0.09kg
  • Label: Neos

On November 27, 2015, the musical world celebrates Helmut Lachenmann's 80th birthday. Is he a new music composer, or already a classic? For NEOS the answer is clear -- a classic. Times have changed from the days when almost all soloists and even whole orchestras refused to play his works due to anxiety about damaging their instruments. In reality they were simply not used to Lachenmann's new musical language, which asked for unusual playing techniques and a different kind of listening to one another. At that time NEOS's former label, col legno, pioneered recordings of Lachenmann, and a lot of people told them they were crazy. It was clear to the label that they had to release some of Lachenmann's orchestral works in view of the celebration of his 80th birthday. This hybrid SACD is one of two released for the occasion (alongside NEOS 11423CD) featuring the famous Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (ranking number 6 in the world according to Gramophone). This edition features ... Zwei Gefühle ..., Musik mit Leonardo for speaker and ensemble (1991/1992) and a 2004 version of Schreiben, Musik für Orchester (2002/2003) performed by the orchestra with Lachenmann himself as the speaker, conducted by Péter Eötvös (... Zwei Gefühle ...) and Susanna Mälkki (Schreiben).

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Track Listing:
01. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Helmut Lachenmann, speaker; Péter Eötvös, conductor ... Zwei Gefühle ..., Musik mit Leonardo for speaker and ensemble (1991/1992) 19:06
02. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Susanna Mälkki, conductor Schreiben, Musik für Orchester (2002/2003, new version 2004) 22:30

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