*2022 Stock. Includes a 192-page booklet in English.* Dienstag Aus Licht is the complete staged 4th opera of the Licht cycle, Dienstag Aus Licht (Tuesday from Light). This opera has a prelude Greeting, followed by two Acts. The first is a new arrangement and recording of Der Jahreslauf (The Stockhausen Edition no. 29). Besides being newly-arranged for Stockhausen's 2nd generation electro-acoustic ensemble, this version also has additional opening and closing character sequences to put it in context of the Licht narrative. Act 2, "Invasion - Explosion with Farewell" is dominated by opposing vocal, brass and electronics troops, and also features the 3D electronic work "Octophony" as a textural layer. It also contains an interlude titled Pietà, which is a soprano (Annette Meriweather) and flugelhorn (Markus Stockhausen) duet backed by subtle electronic textures. The ending sequence, "Synthi-Fou/Farewell", is essentially a concerto for a mad synthesizer player, utilizing over 131 synth patches, played in somewhat humorous combinations. - Stockhausenspace.blogspot.com
Dienstags-Gruss composed in 1988. Recorded at the Philharmonic Hall in Köln on August 28, 1993. Act I Der Jahreslauf composed in 1977. Recorded at the Philharmonic Hall in Köln on August 27, 1993. Act II Invasion-Expolsion mit Abschied composed in 1987. Recorded in Studio 4 of the Funkhaus at Wallrafplatz on February 15 to 24, and September 27 to 29, 1993. Also recorded at Studio 2 of the WDR on October 4 thru 8, 1993. Multiple mixing sessions at WDR from February 25, 1993 to August 31, 1995. Includes 192-page booklet in German or English depending on which edition was purchased.