Friday, December 07, 2007


The avant-garde composer Karlheinz Stockhausen has died. Many of the eulogies will mention his appearance on the cover of Sergeant Pepper, but will they also remind us of Thomas Beecham's famous judgement?

"Have you heard any Stockhausen?" Beecham was asked. "No, but I believe I have stepped in some."


Paul said...

No doubt Beecham's comic timing made it more compelling. Are you really that closed to Stockhausen? And if so, to what else?

The Plump said...

See the thread on the Trots Paul, to which I contribute as Gadgie.

Stockhausen ist tot