Helmut Lachenmann (1935)

Air (1968 -1969)

for large orchestra and solo percussion

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1968 - 1969
      Revision dates : 1994
    • Duration : 20 mn
    • Editor : Breitkopf & Härtel, nº PB 5110, version 1994
    • Commission: Hessischer Rundfunk
    • Dedication : à Michael W. Ranta
Detailed formation
  • soliste : percussionist
  • 4 flutes (also piccolo, alto flute), 4 clarinets, 2 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 4 percussionists, electric guitar, harp, piano, electric organ, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 1 September 1969
    Location :

    Allemagne, Francfort-sur-le-Main


    Performers :

    Michael W. Ranta : percussion et l'Orchestre Symphonique de la radio de Francfort (Hessischer Rundfunks), direction : Lukas Foss.