Ausklang (Final in German) is a work for piano and orchestra composed by Helmut Lachenmann in 1984/1985.


It is a commission by the Westdeutscher Rundfunk. Lachmann dedicated his work to pianist Yukiko Sugawara.

Ausklang was premiered on 18 April 1986 in Cologne by Massimiliano Damerini [it] (piano) and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne conducted by Péter Eötvös.

Its execution takes about 50 minutes.


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