Schriften 1966 - 1995
Lachenmann's writings: the updated reprint
Lachenmann’s central essays such as "Klangtypen der Neuen Musik" (Types of Sound in New Music), "Die gefährdete Kommunikation" (Endangered Communication), "Zum Problem des musikalisch Schönen heute" (The Problem of Beauty in Music Today), and his essays on Mahler, Schoenberg and Nono are among the most important testimonies of autonomous musical thought in our time. In addition to Lachenmann’s major essays, this volume of writings also contains all of the composer’s work introductions as well.
The reprint 2004 is essentially the result of an intensive and critical reading of the previous text by Lachenmann himself. The text was generally only slightly altered, with passages rewritten and the language occasionally lightened. Only the analysis of the Second String Quartet "Dance of the Blessed Spirits," which was very topical back in 1996, was newly conceived and substantially changed. The editor's observations, work catalogue and discography have been revised and updated.