The Brothers Balliett Stockhausen Spectacular

The Brothers Balliett streams Thursdays at 3 pm and Sundays at 8 pm on Q2 Music

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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Stockhausen Twins (twelvetone12/flickr)

Let's be honest here. You have heard a lot of John Cage in the last year. And let's be realistic. You are about to hear a lot of Elliott Carter. We're pumped from the former, and incredibly excited about the latter, but at the same time, we feel that a little bit of variety can really refresh and invigorate the spirit.

That's why we've dedicated this week's show to a fascinating and often-misunderstood figure from late 20th-century music - Karlheinz Stockhausen. Between the classic moment-to-moment drama of Kontakte to the Respect Sextet's industrial jazz realizations of the Zodiac cycle, these selections will put good old Karlheinz in a whole new light.

And who in the world would have guessed that Stockhausen wrote cadenzas for the Haydn Trumpet Concerto?

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Comments [2]


cool, but where is the audio playback so that we can listen to the show like the previous and even next episode?

Dec. 17 2012 06:31 PM

The Brothers Balliett are always enjoyable! An enlightened approach to music. Keep it coming!

Dec. 06 2012 03:24 PM

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