Wörner, Karl


Stockhausen: Life and Work

London: Faber and Faber.

Language(s): English


Serialism Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music Electronic Music Momentform


In this comprehensive book, the author presents the first (ca. 1973) full-length study of the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen and his work. Based on a series of conversations with the composer, the author reveals the ideas behind Stockhausen’s works (including the composer’s own notes on his works), follows the development of his electronic music both practically and in terms of his ideas concerning musical theory and compositional philosophy, and celebrates the composer’s place in music history.

Table of contents:

1. Catalogue of Stockhausen’s works
2. Stockhausen’s notes on the works
3. New forms in music
4. Electronic music
5. Spatial location in music
6. New music in society
7. The composer and his circle
8. Biographical notes