London: Universal Edition [PN 14261 LW], ©1966.
Folio. Original publisher's ivory printed wrappers. 16 pp. + 33ff. laid in (numbered 1-20 with numbers assigned to multiple leaves with added letters: 4A, 4B, etc.). Performance instructions in German and English.
From the collection of noted musicologist Stanley Boorman, with his signature to upper outer corner of upper wrapper.
Wrappers worn; torn and frayed at spine; ownership signature faded.
First Edition, first issue. Maconie, p. 233.
Mixtur was premiered in Hamburg, 9 November 1965, conducted by Michael Gielen. Stockhausen made a new version of the work in 1967 with reduced instrumentation to emphasize the electronics.
"The essentially exploratory nature of the work is expressed in a loose form consisting of twenty named 'moments' representing specific gestures, textures, or musical interactions, written in a simplified graphic notation seemingly designed to produce a range of desired effects with a minimum of explanation and with the active cooperation of players." Maconie, p. 235.
"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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