A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Helmut Lachenmann

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November 27, 1935: Helmut Friedrich Lachenmann is born in Stuttgart, the son of Ernst Lachenmann, a Protestant pastor, and Gertrud Zeller.
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March 12, 1958: Rondo for two pianos, four hands by Helmut Lachenmann (22) is performed for the first time, in the Musikhochschule, Stuttgart by Gunilde Cramer and the composer.
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April 13, 1962: Fünf Strophen for nine instruments by Helmut Lachenmann (26) is performed for the first time, in Teatro La Fenice, Venice.
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July 18, 1962: Echo Andante for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (26) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt by the composer.
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April 1, 1964: Wiegenmusik for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (28) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt by the composer.
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July 19, 1964: Introversion I for clarinet, trumpet, percussion, harp, harmonium, and double bass by Helmut Lachenmann (28) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt, directed by Bruno Maderna (44).
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June 20, 1965: Scenario for electronic sound generators by Helmut Lachenmann (29) is performed for the first time, over the airwaves of Radio belge BRT 3.
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February 23, 1966: Introversion II for chamber ensemble by Helmut Lachenmann (30) is performed for the first time, in Munich. The composer plays harmonium.
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March 29, 1966: String Trio no.1 by Helmut Lachenmann (30) is performed for the first time, in Ghent, Belgium.
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August 14, 1967: Intérieur I for percussion by Helmut Lachenmann (31) is performed for the first time, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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March 5, 1968: Trio Fluido for clarinet, viola, and percussion by Helmut Lachenmann (32) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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May 3, 1968: Consolation I for chorus and percussion by Helmut Lachenmann (32), to words of Toller, is performed for the first time, in Bremen.
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February 19, 1969: TemA for flute, mezzo-soprano, and cello by Helmut Lachenmann (33) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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April 25, 1969: Notturno for cello and chamber orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (33) is performed for the first time, in Brussels.
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June 15, 1969: Consolation II for chorus by Helmut Lachenmann (33) is performed for the first time, in Basel.
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September 1, 1969: Air for percussion and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (33) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt, directed by Lukas Foss (47).
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June 4, 1970: Dal niente (Intérieur III) for clarinet by Helmut Lachenmann (34) is performed for the first time, in Nuremberg.
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September 30, 1970: Pression for cello by Helmut Lachenmann (34) is performed for the first time, in Como, Italy.
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December 1, 1970: Guero for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (35) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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January 26, 1971: Montage for clarinet, piano, and cello by Helmut Lachenmann (35) is performed for the first time, in Frankfurt.
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April 23, 1971: Kontrakadenz for orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (35) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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May 6, 1972: Gran Torso for string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann (36) is performed for the first time, in Bremen.
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December 20, 1972: Klangschatten-mein Saitenspiel for string orchestra and three pianos by Helmut Lachenmann (37) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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September 22, 1973: Fassade for orchestra and tape by Helmut Lachenmann (37) is performed for the first time, in the Beethovenhalle, Bonn.
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October 17, 1975: Schwankungen am Rand for brass and strings by Helmut Lachenmann (39) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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May 30, 1976: Accanto for clarinet and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (40) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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December 3, 1977: Salut für Caudwell for two guitars by Helmut Lachenmann (42) is performed for the first time, in Baden-Baden.
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August 10, 1978: Les Consolations for chorus, orchestra, and tape by Helmut Lachenmann (42), to words of Andersen, is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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October 18, 1980: Tanzsuite mit Deutschlandlied for string quartet and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (44) is performed for the first time, in Donaueschingen.
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September 2, 1981: Ein Kinderspiel for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (45) is performed for the first time.
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February 17, 1982: Child’s Play, Seven little pieces for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (46) is performed for the first time, in Toronto.
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May 15, 1983: Harmonica for tuba and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (47) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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November 12, 1984: Mouvement (-vor der Erstarrung) for 14 players by Helmut Lachenmann (48) is performed for the first time, in Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris.
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April 18, 1986: Ausklang for piano and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (50) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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December 19, 1987: Staub for orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (52) is performed for the first time, in Saarbrücken.
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May 20, 1988: Toccatina for violin by Helmut Lachenmann (52) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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June 4, 1989: Tableau for orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (53) is performed for the first time, in Hamburg.
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September 28, 1989: Reigen seliger Geister for string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann (53) is performed for the first time, in Paris.
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December 3, 1989: Allegro sostenuto for clarinet, piano, and cello by Helmut Lachenmann (54) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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October 9, 1992: Zwei Gefühle, Musik mit Leonardo for two speakers and chamber ensemble by Helmut Lachenmann (56) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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November 11, 1994: Souvenir for 41 instruments by Helmut Lachenmann (58) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart, 35 years after it was composed.
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January 26, 1997: Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern, a “Musik mit Bildern” for two sopranos, chorus, and tape by Helmut Lachenmann (61) to words of Andersen, da Vinci, and Ensslin, is performed for the first time, in the Hamburg Staatsoper.
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October 20, 1999: Nun for flute, trombone, chorus, and orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (63) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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February 13, 2000: Serynade for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (64) is performed for the first time, in Stuttgart.
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February 18, 2001: Sakura-Variationen for saxophone, percussion, and piano by Helmut Lachenmann (65) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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November 2, 2001: Grido for string quartet by Helmut Lachenmann (65) is performed for the first time, in Melbourne, Australia.
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December 4, 2003: Schreiben for orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (68) is performed for the first time, in Suntory Hall, Tokyo.
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August 23, 2005: Concertini for large ensemble by Helmut Lachenmann (69) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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September 5, 2005: Double (Grido II) for string orchestra by Helmut Lachenmann (69) is performed for the first time, in Lucerne.
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April 25, 2008: GOT LOST (Sarah’s Song) for soprano and piano by Helmut Lachenmann (72) is performed for the first time, in Munich.
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June 17, 2017: Marche fatale for piano by Helmut Lachenmann (81) is performed for the first time, in the Art Tower, Mito, Japan.