- Performer: Diego Masson
- Composer: Karlheinz Stockhausen
- Audio CD (June 30, 1992)
- SPARS Code: ADD
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Import
- Label: Harmonia Mundi Fr.
- ASIN: B000027O1W
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #395,875 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
Stockhausen: Aus den sieben Tagen Import
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I loved this version of 'Aus den sieben Tagen. Maybe you will too.
Arguments below have centered on the nature of the improvisation in this work. I would have to agree that on the whole, I'd rather hear a seasoned group of avant-gard jazz musicians play this piece, rather than the ensemble recorded hear. They don't seems to have the ears needed to play this piece well. There are alot of interesting sounds on the album, but it adds up to less than the sumof it's parts. On the other hand, this in no way resembles late Coltrane or other out jazz players, and it is wrong to confuse them. Stockhausen was certainly influenced by those players, and by the acid rock movement. And those movements were influenced by Stockhausen. But the fundemental interests are different. Avant-garde jazz is at it's core interested in recovering an almost shamanist spirituality...and as such has much more in common with traditional musics of Africa. This work is much more static, more Eastern in a way. And yet definately part of the composer's Darmstadt outlook.
So, in conclusion, it's an interesting release, and I'd certainly like to hear more of the piece. But I don't return to it very much. Seems to lack focus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Stockhausen can write as many lectures as he likes, but that isn't going to alter the music. And, believe it or not, it's the music that matters not the words. Read morePublished on November 17, 2000
Another couple of arses giving Stockhausen a bad name.
Put simply: Musique intuitive = improvisation. Read more
The two reviews immediately below are typical of the type of snobby and pretentious attitude that is unfortunately all too common among the fans of Stockhausen. Read morePublished on October 29, 1999
Masson conducts here greatly two of the musique intuitive Aus den sieben Tagen composed by the great master Karlheinz Stockhausen, who also participates in the performance of the... Read morePublished on March 27, 1999