Karlheinz Stockhausen

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Stockhausen: Kontakte (Barton/Rhys) review | classical album of the week
George Barton/Siwan Rhys
(All That Dust, download only)
Percussionist Barton and pianist Rhys’s binaural recording adds another dimension to Stockhausen’s textures and reveal his musical thinking

Andrew Clements

21, Nov, 2019 @3:00 PM

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Donnerstag aus Licht review – ambitious Stockhausen staging realigns cosmic order
Symbolism, stagecraft and tap-dancing trombones combine in Le Balcon’s impressive production of “Thursday”, the first in Stockhausen’s epic opera cycle

Erica Jeal

22, May, 2019 @11:38 AM

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Stockhausen: the composer who makes Wagner look anaemic
His ego knew no bounds … but nor did his operas that feature camels, helicopters and giant pencil sharpeners. As his epic Donnerstag aus Licht comes to the UK for the first time in 34 years, we separate the cult from the culture of Karlheinz Stockhausen

Kate Molleson

21, May, 2019 @3:50 PM

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Actress x Stockhausen Sin (x) II review – transcendent AI-driven opera
DJ and producer Actress strays even further from the dancefloor as he takes on Stockhausen’s famously over the top Mittwoch by sampling Westminster debates

John Lewis

15, May, 2019 @11:47 AM

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Stockhausen: Klavierstücke I to XI CD review - Liebner makes light work of piano cycle's challenges
The German new music specialist brings the worlds of the American and European avant garde very close together indeed in this impressive recording

Andrew Clements

09, Aug, 2018 @2:00 PM

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Gruppen review – LSO's artful three-way split enthrals Turbine Hall
It was concert as surround-sound art installation: Simon Rattle triumphantly filled Tate’s giant gallery space with the ringing beauty of Stockhausen’s three-orchestra spectacle

Erica Jeal

01, Jul, 2018 @1:53 PM

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'I grew up in total ruins': Irmin Schmidt of Can on LSD, mourning and musical adventures
The last founding member of the visionary German band left alive, the 81-year-old recalls how he rejected his Nazi father to find freedom in music

Alexis Petridis

31, May, 2018 @1:30 PM

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Stimmung review – Singcircle take us back to Stockhausen's future
A rare performance of Stockhausen’s legendary Stimmung, replete with terrible erotic poems, recaptured the spirit that inspired a generation

Andrew Clements

22, Nov, 2017 @3:48 PM

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Scriabin, Stockhausen: Light CD review – dazzling technique
A powerful, emotional performance from Stockhausen’s protege

Stephen Pritchard

29, May, 2016 @7:00 AM

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The shock of the new: how classical music turned atonal
Guardian member John Keenan reviews The Rest Is Noise by Alex Ross, a study of how classical music reflected the 20th century’s cultural and political upheavals

John Keenan

20, May, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Crackle goes pop: how Stockhausen seduced the Beatles
The Beatles’ Revolution 9 brought experimental music to a global audience, but their radio soundworld wouldn’t have been possible without Stockhausen’s ‘music of the whole world’

Robert Worby

26, Dec, 2015 @12:00 PM

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Hymnen review – Stockhausen rarity imbued with grandeur
Wolfgang Lischke leads the London Sinfonietta and the Royal Academy of Music’s Manson Ensemble through a work unique in the postwar avant garde

Andrew Clements

08, Dec, 2015 @2:00 PM

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