Klavierstück XI. Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN.
Klavierstück XI

Klavierstück XI

[London]: Universal [Nr 12654 LW], 1963, ©1957.

Extra large oblong folio (1,158 x 532 mm). With notation in horizontal format to recto and "Explanation of markings" and "Performing Directions" in German, French, and English to verso.

Rehearsal numbers in pencil.

Somewhat worn and creased; slightly browned; pinholes to corners; rolled.

Second edition. Maconie, p. 142.

First performed by Marcelle Mercenier in Darmstadt on 1 June 1955.

"The unforeseeable aspects of human performance are pushed to an extreme in Klavierstück XI (1956), the first significant European work to respond to the ‘open forms’ of the Cage school. Here, the pianist decides spontaneously on the order of 19 precisely notated fragments, distributed over a single large sheet (Stockhausen subsequently came to prefer ‘prepared’ versions of the piece)." Richard Toop in Grove Music Online

"Yet another piece to be composed in 1956, this most amazingly inventive and fertile patch of Stockhausen's creative life so far, is Piano Piece XI ..." Harvey: The Music of Stockhausen, p. 77.

"The leading German composer of his generation, [Stockhausen] was a seminal figure of the post-1945 avant garde. A tireless innovator and influential teacher, he largely redefined notions of serial composition, and was a pioneer in electronic music ..." Richard Toop in Grove Music Online.

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Price: $65.00  other currencies

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