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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Samstag Aus Licht (4CD)

Label: Stockhausen-Verlag

Format: 4CD

Genre: Compositional

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*2022 Stock.* Samstag aus Licht is the second opera written for Licht, Samstag aus Licht. This is a darkly humorous 4 act opera on 4 CDs, featuring flute, piano, wind (jazz) band and male choir. The 3rd Scene is presented in both the complete version and as the aborted strike version. In the latter case, the performance is halted before its completion by a revolt from the wind band members (for playing past contracted working hours). If you only get one Licht opera, this is the one I'd recommend. Samstag is Lucifer's day, the Day of Death and Resurrection. It is also the Night of the transition to the Licht. His instrument is the trombone, which is featured in the opening Greeting. Lucifer has a dream of death and resurrection, after which a cat-like flautist protects his coffin with musical exercises. Then an orchestra made up in the image of Lucifer's face battles itself into self-destruction. Finally a group of monks release a caged black bird into the sky.
- Stockhausenspace.blogspot.com

Cat. number: Stockhausen 34
Year: 1992
Slipcase around large booklet, double jewelcase and standard jewelcase.