Karlheinz Stockhausen - Theatre Of Voices, Paul Hillier - Stimmung mp3 album
Hillier has changed nothing of Stockhausen's score, from the Form Diagram of the overall piece to the guidelines for each voice's rendition of the 51 "models. Hillier has, with his ensemble Theatre of Voices, reconsidered the pacing and aural interpretation of the work. Hearing the performance, there is still over an hour's worth of vocal exploration: shifting patterns within the six pitches of the fundamental ninth chord, and the kaleidoscope of the singers' phonetic permutations.
Album · 2007 · 51 Songs. Stimmung: Model 1. 2:49. 2. Stimmung: Model 2. 1:33. 3. Stimmung: Model 3. 1:23. 4. Stimmung: Model 4. 1:37.
Stimmung, for six vocalists and six microphones, is a piece by Karlheinz Stockhausen, written in 1968 and commissioned by the City of Cologne for the Collegium Vocale Köln. Its average length is seventy-four minutes, and it bears the work number 24 in the composer's catalog. It is a tonal, and yet also a serial composition (Toop 2005, 39; Stuppner 1974).
Theatre of Voices presented Karlheinz Stockhausen's Stimmung at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Stimmung literally means tuning, but as Paul Hillier, founder and director of the Theatre of Voices, points out in his program notes for the piece, the word has the wider context of tuning one’s soul. Throughout the piece, melodies based on the pitches of the overtone series of B-flat undergo kaleidoscopic shifts of texture and timbre, articulated via an array of texts ranging from the spiritual to the physical. Theatre of Voices performs Stimmung– Photo by Hiroyuki Ito. On Saturday, February 21, 2015 the Theatre of Voices gave a rare performance of Stimmung at Zankel Hall.
September 23 2007, 1:00am, The Sunday Times. Harmonia Mundi HMU807408. Perhaps Stockhausen's most famous work, Stimmung (1968) is among his most superficially simple: a single chord, using pitches from the harmonic series on B flat, intoned in varying ways by a mixed vocal sextet for some 70 minutes. Yet this exploration of vowels, hums and overtones builds up a fascinating textural complexity, while the succession of 51 part-improvised "models" is relieved by theatrical spoken interjections of erotic poems and the "magic" names of pagan gods.
|Stimmung (Copenhagen Version, 2006)|
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Harmonia Mundi USA
- Copyright (c) – Harmonia Mundi USA
- Published By – Universal Edition Wien
- Recorded At – Stavnsholt Kirke
- Manufactured By – Sony DADC – A0100830163 A911
- Bass Vocals – Andrew Hendricks
- Composed By – Karlheinz Stockhausen
- Conductor [Director], Liner Notes, Producer – Paul Hillier
- Electronics [Sound Diffusion] – Ian Dearden
- Engineer [Recording], Edited By – Brad Michel
- Ensemble – Theatre Of Voices
- Liner Notes [French Translation] – Geneviève Bégou
- Liner Notes [German Translation] – Heidi Fritz
- Mezzo-soprano Vocals – Clara Sanabras
- Photography By [Front Cover] – Erich Lessing
- Photography By [Paul Hillier] – Benjamin Ealovega
- Photography By [Recording] – Kasper Eliassen
- Producer – Robina G. Young*
- Soprano Vocals [Soprano 1] – Else Torp*
- Soprano Vocals [Soprano 2] – Louise Skovbæch*
- Tenor Vocals [Tenor 1] – Wolodymyr Smishkewych
- Tenor Vocals [Tenor 2] – Kasper Eliassen
NotesReleased in Digipak with a 48-page booklet including liner notes in French, English and German.
Recorded September, 2006 at Stavnsholtkirken, Copenhagen
This 'Copenhagen' version was prepared by Paul Hillier.
℗ © 2007 harmonia mundi usa
Made in Austria
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode (Text): 0 93046 74086 3
- Barcode (String): 093046740863
- Matrix / Runout: A0100830163 A911 37 Sony DADC
- Mastering SID Code: IFPI L557
- Mould SID Code: IFPI 94A8
- Label Code: LC 7045