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Guero

By Helmut Lachenmann

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Piano
Composed by Helmut Lachenmann. Edition Breitkopf. 20th Century (after 1950). Breitkopf and Haertel #EB-9018. Published by Breitkopf and Haertel (BR.EB-9018).

Item Number: BR.EB-9018

ISBN 979-0-004-17902-4. 9 x 12 in inches.

World premiere Hamburg, December 1, 1970


In Guero, as in Pression (1969/70) for cello or Dal Niente (1970) for clarinet, Lachenmann was to re-invent the whole nature of the instrument, in response to a commission from Alfons Kontarsky. The performer scrapes along and over the white and black keys (or both in combination), eventually progressing towards the strings, thus producing six manuals, each of which resembles the South American rasing percussion instrument. Unusual instrumental techniques, by the very nature of their conventional exclusion, give the archaic notion of refined playing its identity. The way in which such techniques draw attention to themselves is a strategy by which Lachenmann avoids a phantasmagorical sensation of music from on high, and grounds it more firmly within the means of its production.

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


Bibliography:

Jahn, Hans-Peter: ,,simultan - eine Erinnerung, in: Neue Zeitschrift fur Musik 167 (2006), Heft 1, S. 12-15
ders.: ,,... meinetwegen mickrig ... schabig ... nicht bosartig .... 12 Annaherungen an die (komponierende) Person Helmut 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. 211-238
Nimczik, Ortwin: Wie Klaviere auch klingen konnen. Den Klang von Klavieren neu entdecken mit Helmut Lachenmanns ,,Guero und Claus Kuhnls ,,Klang und Stille, in: Musik und Bildung 39 (2007), Heft 4, S. 64-68
Nonnenmann, Rainer: Das unerkannt Bekannte. Kritische Anmkerungen zum Verfremdungsgebrauch in Helmut Lachenmanns Guero (1970), in: Musiktheorie 2/2000, S. 111-120
Ott, Immanuel: Bewegung komponieren, in: Musik & Asthetik, Heft 59, Juli 2011, S. 46-54
Schlothfeldt, Matthias: Komponieren im Unterricht (= FolkwangStudien 9, Hildesheim u. a.: Olms 2009, dort S. 275-286


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  • 5

    James Elkins
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  • September 13, 2017 Unusual "unprepared piano" piece

    In Guero, you don't play notes: you mainly do glissandi with your fingernails on the *front* of the keys. Only at the very end do you make two notes, by plucking wires. [...]

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