Thursday, December 20, 2007

Renewed Acquaintance: Karlheinz Stockhausen

SOME TIME AGO, in 1992, I reviewed a number of books that had then recently appeared on the always vexing subject of the German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, whose death earlier this month caused a new flurry of discussion. Having just received permission, I've posted the review here. I think it holds up okay; it still reflects my thoughts on the man and the composer. It probably needs editing, as I reconstructed it from an old typescript (as we used to call them) without consulting the published version, not readily to hand.

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