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Composed by Helmut Lachenmann. Edition Gerig.

World premiere: Darmstadt, April 1, 1964

20th Century (after 1950). Breitkopf and Haertel #BG-734. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.BG-734).

Item Number: BR.BG-734

ISBN 979-0-004-14009-3. 11.5 x 15 in inches.

World premiere Darmstadt, April 1, 1964

Pierre-Laurent Aimard
CD Accord 202082
Roland Keller
CD col legno 429 356-2
Helmut Lachenmann
CD Montaigne Auvidis MO 782075
Marino Formenti (pno)
CD Col legno WWE 20222

In his continual guest to critique and transcend conventional notions of the beautiful in music, Lachenmann has made frequent use of marginalised instrumental sounds. In Wiegenmusik and the earlier Echo Andante, the after-sounds or resonances of piano notes are assigned a role of equal importance to that of the sounds themselves (a concept later to become of immense importance in the piano concerto Ausklang from 1984). Lachenmann spoke of his wish to create constellations of intervals from tonal chords to clusters. At the beginning of the work, the activity of both sounding notes and resonances is at its most intense; through the course of the piece the music calms (the title means Cradle Music), and pedallings become more sustained. The tonal fragments (such as the notable E major arpeggio) become like remnants of the past, interjecting this new evolving continuum.

Ian Pace (2000)
(program notes for the Huddersfield Festival 2000)


Hidalgo Manuel: Mozart in Lachenmann in: auf (-) und zuhoren. 14 essayistische Reflexionen uber die Musik und die Person Helmut Lachenmanns hrsg. von Hans-Peter Jahn Hofheim: Wolke 2005 S. 35-46
Hiekel Jorn Peter: Interkulturalitat als existentielle Erfahrung. Asiatische Perspektiven in Helmut Lachenmanns Asthetik in: Nachgedachte Musik. Studien zum Werk von Helmut Lachenmann hrsg. von Jorn Peter Hiekel und Siegfried Mauser Saarbrucken: Pfau 2005 S. 62-84
Kaltenecker Martin: Was nun? Die Musik Helmut Lachenmanns als ,,Beispiel in: Der Atem des Wanderers. Der Komponist Helmut Lachenmann hrsg. von Hans-Klaus Jungheinrich Mainz: Schott 2006 S. 113-128
Maier Birgit; Britz Vanessa; Arnold Miriam: Helmut Lachenmann: NUN in: Flote aktuell (2003) Heft 4 S. 20-24
Pas-Van Riet Gaby: On NUN in: Helmut Lachenmann - Inward Beauty hrsg. von Dan Albertson Contemporary Music Review 23 (2004) Heft 3/4 S. 165f
Svoboda Mike: NUN - An Inside View in: Helmut Lachenmann - Inward Beauty hrsg. von Dan Albertson Contemporary Music Review 23 (2004) Heft 3/4 S. 161-164
Wellmer Albrecht: Helmut Lachenmann: Die Befreiung des Klangs in der konstruktivistischen Tradition der europaischen Moderne in: ders. Versuch uber Musik und Sprache Munchen: Hanser 2009 S. 270-299

CD fuga libera FUG 523
CD fuga libera FUG 523
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest Ltg. Alexander Rahbari
CD fuga libera FUG 523
BRTN Filharmonisch Orkest cond. Alexander Rahbari
CD fuga libera FUG 523
CD fuga libera FUG 523.

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