Since January 2007 the Stockhausen-Verlag is releasing Text-CDs of a new series: lectures which Stockhausen has given since 1952. The edition is limited to 300 copies per release. He wrote and spoke these lectures in German. Most of them are supplemented with musical examples.
"Spektakel müssen sein" soll Kaiserin Maria Theresia 1759 zu ihrem Hoftheaterdirektor gesagt haben, ohne Spektakel "kann man nicht hier in einer solch großen Residenz bleiben". Dieser Devise trug man im 18. Jahrhundertnicht bloß am Kaiserhof sondern auch an den kleineren Residenzen Rechnung. Der Fürstenhof in Salzburg bot z. B. seinem Konzertmeiste. Michael Haydn vielfältigste Gelegenheiten, sein Können unter Beweis zu stellen: Hofbälle, Faschingsveranstaltungen, Universitätsfeiern, Theaterauführrungen.
Matthias Eisenberg (born 15 January 1956) is a German concert organist and harpsichordist, and a cantor. The award-winning player is known for performing concerts with clarinetist Giora Feidman. He has performed and conducted master classes internationally. He recorded, including the complete organ works by J. S. Bach and improvisations, and has conducted Bach cantatas from the harpsichord in collaboration with the Thomanerchor.
You might see it in the stars or the root of a tree. It can be the flickering fluorescent light in the corner of a room or dew settling on a leaf in the early morning hours. It is overwhelming, yet barely there. Terminalia Amazonia, the new, subdued and momentous instalment of Zu, is the sound of a long, slow journey in pursuit of a moment. For the past four years the band’s members have regularly visited an undisclosed indigenous village on the Ucayali River close to the border between Peru and Brazil. They’ve immersed themselves in the local Shipibo-Conibo culture’s ancient knowledge, teachings and rituals, some of which stretch back millennia.