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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1360 on: December 28, 2018, 06:23:51 PM »
Hi Mandryka

I'm not sure if you are asking if the booklet is worth acquiring/reading (in which case it can be read in the Naxos Music Library) - or if you are asking an opinion of the article on the Klavierstücke by Wolfgang Rathert printed in the booklet.

I have just been listening to the performance on Naxos, and like it enough to decide to purchase a copy of the recording for myself. Sabine Liebner seems to me to play the works very well, although her interpretation seems quite gentle and contemplative. It would not replace the more dynamic performances of Aloys Kontarsky for me. I have had a cursory read of the booklet, and to an enthusiastic amateur like myself it is both informative and interesting to read. I will be reading it more carefully in the future when I have some more leisurely time.

I hope that is a little bit useful. Perhaps someone with a deeper insight will give a more detailed response.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1361 on: December 29, 2018, 07:03:30 AM »
Unfortunately I’m not a member of Naxos Music Library. What I’m really asking is whether the booklet ideas makes clear Sabine Liebner’s thoughts about the music, about how she arrived at her interpretation, the order, the choice etc. If she wrote the essay and it was substantial, then I’d buy the recording. As it is I can listen to it via streaming services. 

Liebner is always contemplative!
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1362 on: December 29, 2018, 01:03:00 PM »
The booklet essay is titled 'Numbers and Freedom: The Historical Significance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke I–XI', and is by Wolfgang Rathert, so it is about Stockhausen's compositional method rather than Liebner's approach to her performance.

Naxos allows a free 15 minute preview of their website - so you could read the essay yourself, or even download the booklet, by going to www.naxosmusiclibrary.com - clicking on the free preview button at the lower right of the page, then searching for 'Stockhausen Liebner' in the search box. If you want to save the booklet you can right click on it, on the relevant page, and 'save as'.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1363 on: December 29, 2018, 02:40:54 PM »
The booklet essay is titled 'Numbers and Freedom: The Historical Significance of Karlheinz Stockhausen's Klavierstücke I–XI', and is by Wolfgang Rathert, so it is about Stockhausen's compositional method rather than Liebner's approach to her performance.

Naxos allows a free 15 minute preview of their website - so you could read the essay yourself, or even download the booklet, by going to www.naxosmusiclibrary.com - clicking on the free preview button at the lower right of the page, then searching for 'Stockhausen Liebner' in the search box. If you want to save the booklet you can right click on it, on the relevant page, and 'save as'.

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1364 on: May 25, 2020, 11:56:05 PM »
Enjoying Aufwärts from Aus den Sieben Tagen, which I just found on youtube

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/8wifqnuoSZ8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/8wifqnuoSZ8</a>

Here's the score

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Play a vibration in the rhythm of your smallest particles
Play a vibration in the rhythm of the universe
Play all the rhythms that you can
distinguish today between
the rhythm of your smallest particles
and the rhythm of the universe
one after the other
and each one for so long
until the air carries it on
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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1365 on: June 07, 2020, 04:26:25 AM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/SMpiXLN8XZ8" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" class="bbc_link bbc_flash_disabled new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/SMpiXLN8XZ8</a>

This is a live performance of Klavierstuck 13, Luzifers Traum. The sound is mediocre but you can see everything, like when he plays cluster chords with his arse (26'45'', 28')  and boots on the keyboard (27'40'')

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Re: Stockhausen's Spaceship
« Reply #1366 on: June 12, 2020, 11:25:54 AM »


Can someone please tell me whether the booklet in this fascinating recording has interesting ideas in it?

I agree with you, this is contemplative and damn good! Looking forward to really sinking into her interpretations more. Pi Hsien Chen is the other one unfamiliar to me I've been listening to, she is more direct.