Exposition

A Comparative Study on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X (last edited: 2019)

Saman Samadi

About this exposition

This exposition intends to be a comparative study of certain notable, technical, and aesthetic approaches embodied within two separate performances of Stockhausen’s “Klavierstück X.” Klavierstück is a work of nineteen piano pieces. In this case, I’m going to examine the “tenth” piece in two alternate iterations. The two performers, both from Germany, are Herbert Henck (born 28 July 1948), and Aloys Kontarsky (born 14 May 1931). In many ways, both pieces have strengths and weaknesses that are apparent to my ear. I hope that the difficulties and challenges of playing Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X will be emphasized here — for any individual interpretation would need to surmount serious technical and physical hurdles to even approach performing this piece of music. Approaching Stockhausen simply cannot be a rote exercise — it requires much-sustained dedication and commitment, not to mention, radical self-acceptance.
typeresearch exposition
keywordsaudio analysis, composition, music analysis, performance, notation, music aesthetics
date28/10/2019
last modified28/10/2019
statusprogress
share statuspublic
copyrightSaman Samadi
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/718590/718591


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721816 Figure 2.png from Stockhausen, K. (1967). Klavierstück X [score]. London, UK: Universal Edition. All rights reserved
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