Mantra [2 pianos]. Karlheinz STOCKHAUSEN.

Mantra [2 pianos]

Für 2 Pianisten (1970). Werk Nr. 32

Kürten: Stockhausen-Verlag, ©1975.

Folio. Original publisher's ivory wrappers printed in fuschia. [ii], xvi, 59 pp. Performance notes and annotations in German, English, and French.

Notes printed, score reproduced from composer's autograph manuscript.

Wrappers slightly worn; small tear to head of spine.

First Edition. Maconie, p. 302.

"The music is synthetic rather than analytic, active not passive, and detached rather than involved. There is a coolness and reserve implied in the composer's return to the neutral sonority of the piano, to the world of equal temperament, and to a rigourously conventional notation which uses verbal indications for tempi and offers few excursions into irrational values. The payoff, however, is music of high action and high spirits which by some marvelous alchemy succeeds in 'tuning in' to a succession of different classical and modern idioms." Maconie, pp. 302-3.

"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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