HELMUT LACHENMANN

Gran Torso / Guero / Pression

(Editions RZ - 1003) Used LP $7.50

Slow-motion instrumental breathing, plucking and string-scraping. Sparse, minimal but sometimes heavy works from 1969-1978 by German composer: “Guero” (for prepared piano, played by the composer); two recordings of “Pression” (for cello, one by Werner Taube, one by Michael Bach); “Gran Torso” (for string quartet, performed by Societé Cameristica Italiana). With a four-page twelve-inch booklet.