KARLHIENZ STOCKHAUSEN
Posted by Sid Smith on Dec 8, 2007 - This post is archived and may no longer be relevant

Last night the death German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen was announced. It’s difficult to exaggerate the impact and influence this figure had upon the world of contemporary music in the 20th Century.

Interestingly, Stockhausen set up of his own publishing in 1969 and took control of his catalogue by setting up his own label not long after. By way of a tangential King Crimson connection, Robin Miller, whose sublime oboe playing graced Lizard, Islands and Red also performed Stockhausen’s music in the 70s and appeared on the Stop/Ylem release.

There’s been a number of tributes and comments the BBC, The Guardian (thanks to Edisciple for the link) two good overviews in the Daily Telegraph (and here) and my own thoughts on his legacy.

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