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Last updated 15th March 2017
Stockhausen-Verlag now has its own ordering service for CDs etc.
When the society was founded in 1987 the internet as we now know it did not
exist and the only way to listen to the music and consult scores was to visit the society (my flat) where free overnight accommodation was provided.
This activity gradually became superfluous as more and more works were uploaded into Youtube.
At the time of this update, almost every work can be heard on that site.
This is a two-edged sword because no-one knows whether the hits have been off-putting for life or
instant or gradual ‘conversion’. The number of hits over sometimes years
are often disappointing and the right hand side of the screen simply puts
Stockhausen among a list of other contemporary composers of which he is
just another name. I will be doing my best to construct talks on other works
using the same approach as on the Gruppen talk and the short one on
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The society is still the only place where a large number of different recordings can be heard for comparison and practical help given for performance, dissertations, as well as all the items listed below.
All Stockhausen Edition CDs ·
ICAlecture DVDs · Videos - Scores
Books · Articles · Lectures · Interviews - 40 yrs of recordings ·
Tapes. The Hague
Stockhausen has written over 40 pieces of music for solo instruments. See under 'Score Orders' for a comprehensive list.
Zyklus (Cycle) for a percussionist was written as a test piece for a competition. We have a dozen performances for visitors to listen to plus
the score and a short and interesting DVD.
Schlagtrio (Percussive Trio) is for piano and 3 timpani
Kontakte (Contacts) is for tape, piano and percussion and is the most enduring and marvelous work for this combination that has ever been written and has world-wide performances.