Karlheinz Stockhausen - GESANG DER J‹NGLINGE
  Year :   1956
  Location :   Germany
  Worktype :   Electronic Composition
  Materials:   www.stockhausen.org - all material copyrighted by the Stockhausen Foundation for Music, Kuerten, Germany
  Info :   WDR (West German Radio) in Cologne

  Work Details  
  It is the first work of four-channel spatial music with composed directions and movements of the sound all around the audience. For the first time electronic music is combined with speech (the praising of God in the Song of the Youths in the fiery furnace from the 3rd book of Daniel). A twelve-year-old boy sang all of the syllables and tones which Stockhausen composed together with the electronic sounds. The world premiŤre ended in a legendary scandal, which is documented in many protests in all the media and which led to a lawsuit of a popular music critic against the WDR. 13 min. 14 sec