Concert

Karlheinz Stockhausen

The Piano Pieces 1

The very successful collaboration between the Berliner Festspiele and the composer Karlheinz Stockhausen enters its third year with the presentation of all the pieces for piano. Stockhausen wrote seventeen pieces for piano between 1952 and 1999.

We are offering a complete presentation of this series in three concerts.

The first eleven pieces play a central role – not only in the development of Stockhausen’s oeuvre: These works have had a decisive influence on piano literature. They are considered landmarks, the effect of which can be compared to that of Bach’s "Well-Tempered Clavier" and the piano pieces by Debussy.

The six Piano Pieces XII–XVII are components of the opera cycle LIGHT. The first of these concert evenings ends with SUNDAY FAREWELL for five synthesizers, the finale of SUNDAY from LIGHT.

Concert Programme

Karlheinz Stockhausen
Piano Pieces I-IV, V, VII – IX, X

Karlheinz Stockhausen
SUNDAY FAREWELL
Electronic Music for 5 Synthesizers, from SUNDAY from LIGHT

Cast

Benjamin Kobler piano and synthesizer
Frank Gutschmidt piano and synthesizer
Antonio Pérez Abellán piano and synthesizer

Marc Maes synthesizer
Fabrizio Rosso synthesizer
Karlheinz Stockhausen sound direction