Other Planets

Other Planets

by Robin Maconie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810853566

ISBN-13: 9780810853560

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

The German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was arguably the most influential figure of the European postwar avant-garde, and unquestionably the most elusive and enigmatic musical thinker of a generation that includes Pierre Boulez, John Cage, and Luciano Berio. His radically new electronic and instrumental music converted Igor Stravinsky to serialism in the 1950s,

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The German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was arguably the most influential figure of the European postwar avant-garde, and unquestionably the most elusive and enigmatic musical thinker of a generation that includes Pierre Boulez, John Cage, and Luciano Berio. His radically new electronic and instrumental music converted Igor Stravinsky to serialism in the 1950s, and has continued to inspire young composers for over fifty years. This present volume draws on over forty years of the author's close study of Stockhausen and functions as a catalogue raisonee of Stockhausen's complete output. With plentiful citations from the history of radio, film, and sound recording, as well as from contemporary science and technology, the book is laid out in strictly chronological order and contains unusually ample commentary on the composer's sources of inspiration. Each composition is also fully documented within the text, giving full information of each work's publisher, catalogue number, instrumentation, duration, and authorized compact disc. Any listener will benefit from this work and American music lovers in particular will find it an invaluable guide to the ongoing debate and rivalry over the sources of abstract expressionism and the avant-garde.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810853560
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
1.22(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 In Place of a Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Introduction: On Telling the Truth Chapter 5 1 Formation Chapter 6 2 Early Works Chapter 7 3 Polarities Chapter 8 4 Rhythmic Cells Chapter 9 5 Music on Tape Chapter 10 6 Watching Time Chapter 11 7 Meyer-Eppler Chapter 12 8 Temperaments Chapter 13 9 Aleatory Chapter 14 10 Revolution Chapter 15 11 Contacts Chapter 16 12 Theater Chapter 17 13 Uncertainty Chapter 18 14 Process Chapter 19 15 Anthems Chapter 20 16 Figures Chapter 21 17 White Space Chapter 22 18 Findings Chapter 23 19 Rites Chapter 24 20 Stagecraft Chapter 25 21 Allegories Chapter 26 22 Mysterium Chapter 27 23 Donnerstag Chapter 28 24 Samstag Chapter 29 25 Montag Chapter 30 26 Dienstag Chapter 31 27 Freitag Chapter 32 28 Mittwoch Chapter 33 29 Sonntag Part 34 Bibliography Part 35 Index Part 36 About the Author

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