Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Karlheinz Stockhausen (born August 22nd, 1928, in Mödrath, Germany - died December 5th, 2007, in Kürten-Kettenberg, Germany) 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 a cycle of 11 piano pieces (1956), in Zeitmaße for wind quintet (1956) and in Gruppen for three orchestras (1957).
In all these scores he began working with large groups of notes rather than with the isolated points that the avant garde had inherited from Webern and Messiaen.
His influence extended over a whole generation of European composers, including such contemporaries as Boulez and Berio.
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 Cage's influence; partly it came from the experience of electronic music, which suggested a different way of hearing.
Hence the comparatively leisurely pace of Carré for four choral-orchestral groups (1960), Kontakte for piano, percussion and tape (1960) and Momente for soprano, choir and instruments (1964, extended 1972).
Then the habit of working with sound as a substance led to a period of virtual concentration on electronic pieces, many of them written for the performing group with whom Stockhausen toured: Mikrophonie I (1964), Prozession (1967), Kurzwellen (1968),
Aus den sieben Tagen (1968), these gradually relinquishing notation to the point where the last work consists only of prose poems designed to stimulate intuitive music-making.
There were also, however, major works composed on tape: Telemusik (1966), created during a revelatory visit to Japan, and Hymnen (1967), both using recordings from around the world.
The return to a more conventional medium came abruptly in Mantra for two pianos and electronics (1970), an hour-long, fully notated work based on transformations of a melodic theme.
At the same time, the latent drama in his music has become explicit: Trans (1971) requires the orchestra to be bathed in violet light and seen through a veil; Inori (1974) has one or two mimes executing hieratic attitudes in synchrony with the orchestra; and Sirius (1977) is a ceremonial for four costumed musicians and synthesized tape.
Since then all Stockhausen's works have been parts of Licht, intended to be a heptalogy for performance on the evenings of a week: so far Donnerstag (1980) Samstag (1984) and Montag (1988) have been completed.
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Karlheinz Stockhausen Discography

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C 30 A 66 Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* Webern* / Nono* / Stockhausen* / Boulez* - Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical Vega C 30 A 66 France 1956 Sell This Version
LP 16133 Karlheinz Stockhausen Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge Deutsche Grammophon LP 16133 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
ML 5275 Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds (Album, Comp) Columbia Masterworks ML 5275 US 1958 Sell This Version
C 30 A 139 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 / Mauricio Kagel Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II (Album) Time Records (3) 58001 US 1961 Sell This Version
SLPM 138 811, 138 811 SLPM Karlheinz Stockhausen Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon SLPM 138 811, 138 811 SLPM Germany 1962 Sell This Version
C 30 A 278 Pierre Boulez - Henri Pousseur - Mauricio Kagel - Karlheinz Stockhausen Pierre Boulez - Henri Pousseur - Mauricio Kagel - Karlheinz Stockhausen - Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical (Album) Vega C 30 A 278 France 1964 Sell This Version
WER 60009, WER 60 009 Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte (Album) WERGO, WERGO WER 60009, WER 60 009 Germany 1964 Sell This Version
S 61106 Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II (Album) CBS S 61106 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
VICS-1239 Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur - The New Music (Comp) RCA Victrola VICS-1239 US 1967 Sell This Version
77209 Karlheinz Stockhausen Complete Piano Music CBS 77209 UK 1967 Sell This Version
WER 60 024 K. Stockhausen* Momente - Version 1965 (Album) Wergo WER 60 024 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
S 61107 Karlheinz Stockhausen Prozession (Album) CBS S 61107 Germany 1967 Sell This Version
CE 31022 Stockhausen* Refrain; Kontakte (Album) Candide CE 31022 US 1968 Sell This Version
137 002 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
139 421/22 Stockhausen* Hymnen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 139 421/22 France 1969 Sell This Version
137 005 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(LP, Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 005 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
137 012 Karlheinz Stockhausen Telemusik / Mixtur (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 012 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
JRZ-2102 Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus Den Sieben Tagen (Album) Harmonia Mundi JRZ-2102 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) 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
2543 003 Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2543 003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
139 461, SLPM 139 461, 139461 Karlheinz Stockhausen Opus 1970 (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 139 461, SLPM 139 461, 139461 UK 1970 Sell This Version

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hinterkaifeck97

October 17, 2015
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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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