Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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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.
Born August 22nd, 1928, in Mödrath, Germany - died December 5th, 2007, in Kürten-Kettenberg, Germany.

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 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 he made a first essay in electronic music.

On returning to Cologne he continued this activity, notably in Gesang der Jünglinge for vocal and synthesized sounds on tape (1956). 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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Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* - Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical Vega France 1956 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1957 Sell This Version
Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds (Album, Comp) Columbia Masterworks US 1958 Sell This Version
Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen Luciano Berio - Pierre Boulez - Olivier Messiaen - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze (Album) Vega France 1958 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II (Album) Time Records (3) US 1961 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1962 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte (Album) WERGO, WERGO Germany 1964 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II (Album) CBS Germany 1965 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur - The New Music (Comp) RCA Victrola US 1967 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Complete Piano Music CBS UK 1967 Sell This Version
K. Stockhausen* Momente - Version 1965 (Album) Wergo Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Prozession (Album) CBS Germany 1967 Sell This Version
Stockhausen* Refrain; Kontakte (Album) Candide US 1968 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Hymnen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon UK 1969 Sell This Version
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 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Telemusik / Mixtur (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus Den Sieben Tagen (Album) Harmonia Mundi Japan 1969 Sell This Version
STGBY 637 Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge Berio*, Boulez*, Krenek*, Dallapiccola*, Stockhausen* - David Burge - Avant Garde Piano Music(LP, Album) VOX (6) STGBY 637 UK 1969 Sell This Version
SBR 610-B, J 467 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(2xLP + Box) CBS S 77230 France 1969 Sell This Version
MM-1104 Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte(LP, Album) Fratelli Fabbri Editori MM-1104 Italy 1969 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1970 Sell This Version
Karlheinz Stockhausen Opus 1970 (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon UK 1970 Sell This Version
Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet Stockhausen* - Berio* - Marie-Françoise Bucquet - Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV (Album) Philips UK 1970 Sell This Version

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hinterkaifeck97

October 17, 2015
edited 11 months 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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