This CD includes the first recording of Les Consolations which was composed in 1967 and 1968. Lachenmann writes “The working process with this composition arose out of the encounter between the impossibility and the necessity of musical structure and verbal communication in relation to each other.”
18th July 2010
“Listening to the 37-minute span, with its bizarre yet radiant imagery, one wonders how Lachenmann can live so comfortably in the wholly unforeseen.”
5th August 2010
“Lachenmann creates an utterly fresh sound world of quiet rattles, strummings and tickings; it's done with precision and discrimination, and a wonderful sense of musical poetry.”
“The orchestra or large ensemble (or, one might say, Lachenmann's consummate mastery of it) is the very subject of the most recent piece here, Concertini...It's difficult to over-praise the commitment of the performers or the quality of the recording of the ensemble pieces.”
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