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Karlheinz Stockhausen: Amour; Wochenkreis; Der kleine Harlekin / Michele Marelli, clarinet & basset horn; Antonio Perez Abellan, synthesizer

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  1. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Amour: Sei wieder fröhlich $1.29 on iTunes
  2. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Amour: Dein Engel wacht über Dir $1.29 on iTunes
  3. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Amour: Die Schmetterlinge spielen $1.29 on iTunes
  4. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Amour: Ein Vöglein singt an Deinem Fenster $1.29 on iTunes
  5. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Amour: Vier Sterne weisen Dir den Weg
  6. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Der kleine Harlekin
  7. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Synthesizer-Introduktion $1.29 on iTunes
  8. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Coeur de basset $1.29 on iTunes
  9. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Montag-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  10. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Montags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  11. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Montags-Zwischentakt und Montags Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  12. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Dienstags-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  13. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Dienstags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  14. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Dienstags-Zwischenspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  15. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Dienstags-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  16. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Mittwochs-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  17. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Mittwochs-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  18. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Mittwochs-Zwischenspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  19. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Mittwochs-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  20. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Donnerstags-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  21. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Donnerstags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  22. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Donnerstags-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  23. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Freitags-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  24. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Freitags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  25. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Freitags-Zwischenspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  26. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Freitags-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  27. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Samstag-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  28. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Samstags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  29. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Samstags-Zwischenspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  30. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Samstags-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  31. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Sonntags-Vorspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  32. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Sonntags-Lied 1 $1.29 on iTunes
  33. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Sonntags-Zwischenspiel $1.29 on iTunes
  34. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Sonntags-Lied 2 $1.29 on iTunes
  35. Karlheinz Stockhausen — Wochenkreis: Ausklang $1.29 on iTunes

Notes & Reviews:

Stockhausen's Amour is a series of five pieces for clarinet based on five short poems written as gifts for women whom the composer was deeply connected to. The most complex and hypnotic of these is Die Schmetterlinge spielen (The Butterflies Playing). In this composition, Stockhausen sets to music the flight of two butterflies, each moving with two different rhythmic meters and speeds. Der kleine Harlekin (The Little Harlequin) is probably the best known of Stockhausen's theatrical works. The clarinetist faces a musically demanding score while wearing a costume and performing a range of dance movements precisely indicated in the score. Wochenkreis (Circle of the Week) is a series of songs describing an initiatory journey from birth to ascension to God, accompanied by the electronic sounds produced by the synthesizer player who has the role of the antagonist Lucifer.

American Record Guide, March/April 2014
On this release, Italian contemporary clarinetist Michele Marelli, a former student of Stephens, presents three of these works: Amour (1976), a musical setting of five poems for unaccompanied clarinet, Der Kleine Harlekin (1977), a ten-minute excerpt from the larger Harlekin (1975) for solo clarinet that requires costume and dance movements in performance, and Wochenkreis (Circle of the Week, 1988) for basset horn and synthesizer, a setting of 'Eve's Song' from the opera Montag aus Licht (Monday from Light, 1988), part of the composer's massive Licht opera cycle (1977-2003). Antonio Perez Abellan, a devotee of Stockhausen and his music, joins Marelli on Wochenkreis. Stockhausen fans will appreciate Marelli's zeal for the composer, attention to score detail, and nice soft playing.



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