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Composer: Stockhausen, Karlheinz (1928-2007)

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Year of birth1928
Year of death2007
NationalityGermany
Period20th century
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DijonResonances

Biber, Stockhausen
L'Académie des cosmopolites; Céline Steiner; Brice Pauset; Caroline Delume

LondonStockhausen’s Donnerstag aus Licht

© Le Balcon
Stockhausen: Donnerstag aus Licht
Maxime Pascal; Damien Bigourdan; Lea Trommenschlager; Damien Pass; Le Balcon

Amsterdamaus Licht Part 1: Michael

aus Licht Part 1: Michael
Stockhausen: Donnerstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer; Pierre Audi; Dutch National Opera; Urs Schönebaum; Wojciech Dziedzic

LondonPierre-Laurent Aimard: Stockhausen's Kontakte & Klavierstücke

© Marco Borggreve
Stockhausen: Klavierstücke
Pierre-Laurent Aimard; Dirk Rothbrust; Marco Stroppa

Amsterdamaus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve

aus Licht Part 2: Lucifer and Eve
Stockhausen: Samstag aus Licht
Kathinka Pasveer; Pierre Audi; Dutch National Opera; Urs Schönebaum; Wojciech Dziedzic
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Stockhausen marathon at the Musikfest Berlin

Diego Vásquez and Winnie Huang dance Inori © Adam Janisch
Over 10 years after his death, Karlheinz Stockhausen still occupies a complex and difficult place in the canon of contemporary composers. This year's Musikfest Berlin featured a Stockhausen focus, of which the "creation ceremony" Inori was the climax.
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Hodges and Currie with meditative Stockhausen at the Southbank

Colin Currie © Linda Nylind
Two new music specialists revel in the sheer textural variation of Kontakte
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Six singers in a chord: Stockhausen’s Stimmung at Kings Place

Theatre of Voices © Lars Bjarnø
A rare performance of Stockhausen’s Stimmung, a key work in the development of contemporary vocal music, proves it still has resonance 50 years on from its première.
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Mind-blowing Stockhausen stuns at the Barbican

Cosmic Pulses © Mark Allan
All credit to the Barbican for showcasing Stimmung and Cosmic Pulses.
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Susanna Mälkki's “Akademie Modern” in Berlin

Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
The Berliner Philharmoniker’s Academy is the future of this city’s most famous orchestra. Established 40 years ago by Herbert von Karajan, a third of current Berliner Philharmoniker members are Academy graduates.
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