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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Lichter - Wasser

Label: Stockhausen-Verlag

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 Stock.* Lichter - Wasser (Light-Waters) is the 1st Scene of Stockhausen's dramatic music work Sonntag Aus Licht (Sunday from Light), which was the last-composed entry of his 7-part, 29-hour opera cycle Licht (Light). Licht is a work for acoustic and electronic operatic forces, divided into the 7 days of the week (one opera for each day). This opera cycle revolves around 3 archetype characters, Michael, Eve, and Lucifer, and over the 29 hours each of these characters are introduced, come into conflict, face temptation and finally come into union. The music is almost entirely based on a "super-formula", which is a 3-layered melodic-thematic representation of the 3 characters. These formula-themes are together and separately threaded throughout the opera's vocal and instrumental fabric. Story-wise, actors and narrative can change from scene to scene, and the libretto text is sometimes made up of non-traditional grammar (or even purely phonetic sounds). On this CD, Lichter - Wasser is performed by soprano Barbara van den Boom, tenor Hubert Mayer, members of the SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden/Freiberg, and synthesizer player Antonio Pérez Abellán. In this orchestral piece (actually 29 instrumental soloists) and 2 vocalists, the melodies of Licht swirl around the room as the notes are passed from instrument to instrument.
- Stockhausenspace.blogspot.com

Cat. number: Stockhausen 58
Year: 2000
Musik-Dauer (ohne Schluß-Stille) Duration of the Music (without silence at the end)...[50'35]