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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 continu ...more
Paperback, 598 pages
Published November 22nd 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (first published 2005)
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Ola
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: music
This is one of the most readable composer-bio's I've worked my way through. Maconie occasionally strides way off target, but then he manages beautifully to let his detours offer fresh and unexpected views on one of the works. The book works best I think, if one already has a general knowledge of Stockhausen's biography. The focus is on the compositions, and not so much on Stockhausen's life and views. All the major Stockhausen-works recieve delightful portraits. But since Stockhausen's music get ...more
Michael
Oct 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
anything on the music of Stockhausen is worth checking out..
this author , Robin Maconie , really has a grasp of the music , and has interviewed the man himself several time....
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