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.
Father of Suja Stockhausen-Lefranc, Christel, Markus Stockhausen, Majella Stockhausen, Julika and Simon Stockhausen.
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C 30 A 66 Les Concerts Du Domaine Musical - IVe Concert 1956 — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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LP 16133 Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Studie I / Studie II / Gesang Der Jünglinge Deutsche Grammophon LP 16133 Germany 1957 Sell This Version
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ML 5275 Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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C 30 A 139 Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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RL-152 Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds — Karlheinz Stockhausen Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft Boulez* / Stockhausen* - Robert Craft - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Nr. 5 Zeitmasse For Five Woodwinds(LP, Mono, Gat) Columbia Masterworks RL-152 Japan 1960 Sell This Version
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58001 Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel Karlheinz Stockhausen / Mauricio Kagel - Zyklus • Refrain / Transición II (Album) Time Records (3) 58001 US 1961 Sell This Version
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138 811 SLPM, SLPM 138 811 Gesang Der Jünglinge / Kontakte — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Gesang Der Jünglinge / Kontakte (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 138 811 SLPM, SLPM 138 811 Germany 1962 Sell This Version
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WER 60009, WER 60 009 Kontakte — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Kontakte (Album) WERGO, WERGO WER 60009, WER 60 009 Germany 1963 Sell This Version
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32 11 0044 Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I - Mikrophonie II (Album) CBS 32 11 0044 US 1967 Sell This Version
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H-71157 Momente - Version 1965 — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Momente - Version 1965 (Album) Wergo H-71157 US 1967 Sell This Version
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77209 Complete Piano Music — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Complete Piano Music CBS 77209 UK 1967 Sell This Version
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VICS-1239 The New Music — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur, Rome Symphony Orchestra*, Bruno Maderna Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur, Rome Symphony Orchestra*, Bruno Maderna - The New Music (Album) RCA Victrola VICS-1239 US 1967 Sell This Version
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DGC 7002 »Gruppen« Für 3 Orchester / »Carré« Für 4 Orchester Und 4 Chöre — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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 DGC 7002 US 1968 Sell This Version
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CE 31001 Prozession — Karlheinz Stockhausen Stockhausen* Prozession (Album) Candide CE 31001 France 1968 Sell This Version
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STGBY 637 Le Piano Moderne — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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137 005 Discours II / Sequenza V / Solo Für Melodie-Instrument Mit Rückkopplung / Consecuenza — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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JRZ-2102 Aus Den Sieben Tagen — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Aus Den Sieben Tagen (Album) Harmonia Mundi JRZ-2102 Japan 1969 Sell This Version
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137 012 Telemusik / Mixtur — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Telemusik / Mixtur (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 137 012 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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STGBY 638 Kontakte For Electronic Sounds, Piano And Percussion / Refrain For Three Instrumentalists — Karlheinz Stockhausen Stockhausen* - Aloys Kontarsky, Christoph Caskel, Karlheinz Stockhausen Stockhausen* - Aloys Kontarsky, Christoph Caskel, Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte For Electronic Sounds, Piano And Percussion / Refrain For Three Instrumentalists (Album) VOX (6) STGBY 638 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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139 421/22, SLPM 139 421/22 Hymnen — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Hymnen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 139 421/22, SLPM 139 421/22 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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SBR 610-B, J 467 Kontrapunkte, Klagegesang Auf Die Opfer Von Hiroshima, Aus Dem Epitaph Für Federico Garcia Lorca, Hi-kyò — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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
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S 77230 Mikrophonie I & II / Prozession — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Mikrophonie I & II / Prozession(2xLP + Box) CBS S 77230 France 1969 Sell This Version
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139 451 / 139 452, 2707 045 Kurzwellen — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Kurzwellen (Album) Deutsche Grammophon, Deutsche Grammophon 139 451 / 139 452, 2707 045 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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2543 003 Stimmung — Karlheinz Stockhausen Karlheinz Stockhausen Stimmung (Album) Deutsche Grammophon 2543 003 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
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6500 101 Klavierstücke IX & XI / Cinque Variazioni / Sequenza IV — Karlheinz Stockhausen 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 7 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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