Hause music at Liverpool’s Cornerstone Festival

Karlheinz Stockhausen at Old Billingsgate Mark...
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Stockhausen is the part of this festival.

WHEN asked if he was familiar with Stockhausen, Sir Thomas Beecham, both conductor and musical wag, famously replied: “Yes, I trod in some this morning.”

The German avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen – who used electronic gadgetry and tapes in producing his compositions – was a controversial figure right up to the time of his death last year, aged 79.

But it is no surprise to see a concert dedicated to his music at the heart of Liverpool’s best arts festival.

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