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File under: ChoralContemporary

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Momente - Version 1965

Label: Wergo

Series: Studio Reihe Neuer Musik

Format: CD

Genre: Compositional

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* 2022 Stock * With the legendary “Studio Reihe Neuer Musik” series, Wergo created a trademark of advanced contemporary music in the Sixties of the past century already. On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the label now releases these highlights of 20th-century music history in an excellent sound quality on CD for the first time.
"Studio Reihe” now continues with a work by Karlheinz Stockhausen:  His “Momente” [Moments] for soprano, four choral groups, and thirteen instrumentalists have not been designed as a fixed work with a clearly defined beginning, formal structure, and ending but as a composition of independent events with multiple meanings: For example, the individual groups of moments should be combined for certain performances of the work in such a way that they form their own version – in accordance with the given duration of programme and sound means.

As soon as the arrangement of the moments has been determined and the performance material been set accordingly, certain moments are to be "inserted" in their neighbouring moments as well, to “remember” earlier ones or “announce” moments still to come. 

Premiered on 21 May 1962, the composition underwent some changes in the following years which led to several variants, with this CD presenting "Version 1965".  The recordings were originally published on LP in 1967.  

Details
File under: ChoralContemporary
Cat. number: WER 6774 2
Year: 2014
Notes:
Momente Für sopran, 4 chorgruppen, 13 Instrumentalisten (Version 1965) Comes with 24-page CD-sized booklet.

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