Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Karlheinz Stockhausen
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Born: August 22, 1928 (Mödrath, Kerpen, Germany)
Died: December 05, 2007 (Kürten, Germany)

Karlheinz Stockhausen was a German composer, acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries. He is most known for his groundbreaking work in electronic music, aleatory (controlled chance) in serial composition, and musical spatialization.
He studied with Martin at the Cologne Musikhochschule (1947-51), but the decisive stimulus came from his encounter with Messiaen's Mode de valeurs at Darmstadt in 1951. There he saw the possibilities of long-range serial process which he pursued in Kreuzspiel (1951) and KontraPunkte (1952), both for piano-based ensemble. The latter piece was written during a period of study with Messiaen in Paris, and while there Stockhausen made his first foray into electronic music. On returning to Cologne he continued this activity, notably in Gesang der Jünglinge (1956) for vocal and synthesized sounds on tape. At the same time, he pursued the ramifications of serial instrumental music. In 1958 he made his first visit to the USA, and around this time his music became more relaxed, both in its density of events and in its notational exactitude. This was partly a result of John Cage's influence, and partly it came from the experience of electronic music, which suggested a different way of hearing.

His influence extended over a whole generation of European composers, including such contemporaries as Boulez and Berio.
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C 30 A 66 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical - IVe Concert 1956 album art Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* - Domaine Musical*, Pierre Boulez Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* - Domaine Musical*, Pierre Boulez - Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical - IVe Concert 1956 Vega C 30 A 66 France 1956 Sell This Version
LP 16133 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge Deutsche Grammophon LP 16133 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
ML 5275 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds album art Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds (Comp, Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 5275 US 1958 Sell This Version
C 30 A 139 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze album art Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze (Album) Vega C 30 A 139 France 1958 Sell This Version
58001 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II album art Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II (Album) Time Records (3) 58001 US 1961 Sell This Version
138 811 SLPM, SLPM 138 811 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang Der Jünglinge / Kontakte album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Gesang Der Jünglinge / Kontakte (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 138 811 SLPM, SLPM 138 811 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
WER 60009, WER 60 009 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte (Album) WERGO, WERGO WER 60009, WER 60 009 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
32 11 0044 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II (Album) CBS 32 11 0044 US 1967 Sell This Version
H-71157 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Momente - Version 1965 album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Momente - Version 1965 (Album) Wergo H-71157 US 1967 Sell This Version
77209 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Complete Piano Music album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Complete Piano Music CBS 77209 UK 1967 Sell This Version
VICS-1239 Karlheinz Stockhausen - The New Music album art Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur - The New Music (Album) RCA Victrola VICS-1239 US 1967 Sell This Version
VICS-1239 Karlheinz Stockhausen - The New Music album art Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur - The New Music(LP) RCA Victrola VICS-1239 UK 1967 Sell This Version
CE 31022 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte; Refrain album art Stockhausen* Kontakte; Refrain (Album) Candide CE 31022 US 1968 Sell This Version
137 002 Karlheinz Stockhausen - »Gruppen« Für 3 Orchester / »Carré« Für 4 Orchester Und 4 Chöre album art Karlheinz Stockhausen : Michael Gielen · Mauricio Kagel, Bruno Maderna, Andrzej Markowski, Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen : Michael Gielen · Mauricio Kagel, Bruno Maderna, Andrzej Markowski, Karlheinz Stockhausen - »Gruppen« Für 3 Orchester / »Carré« Für 4 Orchester Und 4 Chöre (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 002 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
CE 31001 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Prozession album art Stockhausen* Prozession (Album) Candide CE 31001 France 1968 Sell This Version
STGBY 637 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Le Piano Moderne album art Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge - Le Piano Moderne (Album) CBS STGBY 637 UK 1969 Sell This Version
137 005 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza album art Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina Vinko Globokar, Luciano Berio, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Carlos Roqué Alsina - Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 005 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
JRZ-2102 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aus Den Sieben Tagen album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus Den Sieben Tagen (Album) Harmonia Mundi JRZ-2102 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
137 012 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Telemusik / Mixtur album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Telemusik / Mixtur (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 012 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
139 421/22, SLPM 139 421/22 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnen album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Hymnen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 139 421/22, SLPM 139 421/22 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SBR 610-B, J 467 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontrapunkte, Klagegesang Auf Die Opfer Von Hiroshima, Aus Dem Epitaph Für Federico Garcia Lorca, Hi-kyò album art Karl Heinz Stockhausen*, Krzysztof Penderecki, Luigi Nono, Kazuo Fukushima Karl Heinz Stockhausen*, Krzysztof Penderecki, Luigi Nono, Kazuo Fukushima - Kontrapunkte, Klagegesang Auf Die Opfer Von Hiroshima, Aus Dem Epitaph Für Federico Garcia Lorca, Hi-kyò(LP) RCA Victor, Deutscher Schallplattenclub SBR 610-B, J 467 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
S 77230 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mikrophonie I & II / Prozession album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I & II / Prozession(2xLP + Box) CBS S 77230 France 1969 Sell This Version
139 451 / 139 452, 2707 045 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kurzwellen album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Kurzwellen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 139 451 / 139 452, 2707 045 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
2543 003 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung album art Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2543 003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
6500 101 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV album art Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV (Album) Philips 6500 101 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version

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October 17, 2015
edited over 5 years ago
The man who made me understand that as long as it's sound, an artist can do what they want with it. Piecing together sounds and such into an array of diverse musical oddities, he remains one of the more unique in the electronic world. Honestly, if you have any interest what so ever in the history of experimental, avant-garde, or electronic music, Stockhausen is still one of the best choices.

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