Stockhausen: A Biography

Stockhausen: A Biography

Stockhausen: A Biography

Karlheinz Stockhausen is a unique figure in the history of 20th century music, renowned for his pioneering work with note "serials", his experiments with electronic synthesisers and taped music, and his exploitation of physical performance space. Stockhausen himself, however, is the subject of this book which describes his boyhood in Cologne, his struggles as a student, his studies with Messiaen in Paris and the circumstances in which many of his greatest works were composed. The text is illustrated with examples of his music.

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