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Stockhausen: Aus den sieben Tagen / Masson, Musique Vivante


Release Date: 06/30/1992 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi Musique D'abord Catalog #: 190795   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Karlheinz Stockhausen
Conductor:  Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musique Vivante Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These realizations of two of Stockhausen's 'intuitive' compositions from the collection From the seven days were recorded in Paris in 1969, within little more than a year of the five days in May 1968 when the brief texts which provide the pieces' only score were dreamed up. All 15 compositions are about "Verbindung"—connection, communication between the participating performers... "Set Sail for the Sun" has, as a title, a striking, alliterative resonance, and it is with resonance— loud, sustained, slow-moving sounds—that this collective improvisation gets under way. It is not difficult to associate this spectacular beginning with images of a launch into space, and although the quieter moments later on seem more desultory Read more in comparison, the music never wholly loses the excitement, the sense of exploration, with which it starts: and the withdrawn, remote ending—receding into distant space—is particularly haunting.

-- Gramophone [5/1985]
reviewing an LP release of this album, HMA 55795
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Works on This Recording

1.
Aus den sieben Tagen: Setz die Segel sur Sonne by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Conductor:  Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musique Vivante Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 
2.
Aus den sieben Tagen: Verbindung by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Conductor:  Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musique Vivante Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; Germany 

Sound Samples

Aus den sieben Tagen: Fais voile vers le soleil
Aus den sieben Tagen: Liaison

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