Karlheinz Stockhausen

Also known as K. Stockhausen, K.-H. Stockhausen, Karl Heinz Stockhausen, Karl-Heinz Stockhausen, Karlheinz, KarlHeinz Stockhausen, Stockhausen

Short biography of Karlheinz Stockhausen: 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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1 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Unsichtbare Chöre Unsichtbare Chöre 2
mp3, CD
1986 Deutsche Grammophon
2 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Goldstaub / Gold Dust Goldstaub / Gold Dust 2
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Deutsche Grammophon
3 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mantra Mantra 2
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1972 Deutsche Grammophon
4 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stimmung Stimmung 2
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1970 Deutsche Grammophon
5 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kreuzspiel · Kontra-Punkte · Zeitmasze · Adieu Kreuzspiel · Kontra-Punkte · Zeitmasze · Adieu 4
mp3, CD
1974 Deutsche Grammophon
6 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Chöre Für Doris / Choral / Chöre Für Doris / Choral / "Atmen Gibt Das Leben..." / Punkte Für Orchester 8
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1976 Deutsche Grammophon
7 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte Kontakte 4
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1992
8 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Inori / Formel Inori / Formel 4
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1979 Deutsche Grammophon
9 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Ceylon / Bird Of Passage Ceylon / Bird Of Passage 2
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1976 Chrysalis
10 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte Gesang Der Jünglinge - Kontakte 4
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1963
11 Karlheinz Stockhausen - "Am Himmel Wandre Ich..." (Indianerlieder) 12
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1977 Deutsche Grammophon
12 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Telemusik / Mixtur Telemusik / Mixtur 2
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1969 Deutsche Grammophon
13 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte Kontakte 4
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1997 Ecstatic Peace!
14 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aus Den Sieben Tagen Aus Den Sieben Tagen 2
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1988
15 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte Kontakte 2
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1964 WERGO
16 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kurzwellen Kurzwellen 4
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1970
17 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Musik Im Bauch Musik Im Bauch 14
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1977 Deutsche Grammophon
18 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Aus Den Sieben Tagen Aus Den Sieben Tagen 2
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1970
19 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Siebengesang / Spiral Für Einen Solisten Siebengesang / Spiral Für Einen Solisten 2
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1971 Deutsche Grammophon
20 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Momente (1965 Version) Momente (1965 Version) 2
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1967 Nonesuch
21 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Gruppen / Carré Gruppen / Carré 2
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Deutsche Grammophon
22 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kontakte Kontakte 2
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1997 Ecstatic Peace!
23 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Prozession Prozession 2
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1975 Deutsche Grammophon
24 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Klavierstücke I-XI / Mikrophonie I & II Klavierstücke I-XI / Mikrophonie I & II 13
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1993
25 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Single 18 Single 18 4
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2003 TIBProd.
26 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Hymnen Hymnen 5
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1969 Deutsche Grammophon
27 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mikrophonie I · Mikrophonie II Mikrophonie I · Mikrophonie II 2
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1975 Deutsche Grammophon
28 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Es Und Aufwärts Es Und Aufwärts 2
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1972 Deutsche Grammophon
29 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Elektronische Musik 1952-1960 Elektronische Musik 1952-1960 34
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1991 Stockhausen-Verlag
30 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Mantra Mantra 17
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1990
31 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Kurzwellen Kurzwellen 3
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1992 Stockhausen-Verlag
32 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Sternklang Sternklang 5
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1976 Deutsche Grammophon
33 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Zyklus / Kontakte / Klavierstücke V & IX Zyklus / Kontakte / Klavierstücke V & IX 4
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2000 Caprice Records
34 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Short Wave Short Wave 4
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1975 Finnadar Records
35 Karlheinz Stockhausen - Stop · Ylem Stop · Ylem 2
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1974 Deutsche Grammophon

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