Musical Timeline and Work List

1960  -  1970  -  1977 (LICHT begins) 1980  -  1990  -  2000  -  2004 (KLANG begins)
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Biographical Info  

Based on Stockhausen Official Site bio and Michael Kurtz' 1992 biography, entries within each year are generally chronologically correct.

Compositions
Column lengths are not related to length of composition period, but organized to somewhat match the biographical entries. The recording dates are for the S.C.E. (Stockhausen Complete Edition) CDs only, and not necessarily the first release (but mostly are). The indication "ver:" for some individual works from the LICHT operas refers to a concert version, sometimes newly-arranged from the original version.
1928-
1946
(Youth)
Born Wednesday, August 22nd in Mödrath near Cologne.
At the age of 7 moves to Altenberg and begins receiving piano lessons at the local cathedral.
In 1942, he boards at a teachers' training college in Xanten.  Two years later he is briefly conscripted as a wartime stretcher-bearer at a hospital in Bedburg, where he plays piano for the wounded of both sides.



1947 1947 (to 1951): In Cologne, begins studies at the State Conservatory of Music (piano, music education) and at the University of Cologne (German philology, philosophy, musicology).
1950 Stockhausen accompanies the magician Adriano (Adrion) on piano for performances, while at the same time still attending school and composing. CHÖRE FÜR DORIS
(premiere 1971/
S.C.E. recording 1975)
DREI LIEDER
(prem. 1971/rec. 1975) 
CHORAL
(p. 1971/r. 1975) 
1951 SONATINE
(p. 1951/r. 1976) 
Stockhausen meets Herbert Eimert, broadcaster for WDR (West German Radio).   
At the Darmstadt Summer Courses he also encounters sound physicist Werner Meyer-Eppler, musique concrete composer Pierre Schaeffer, and young composer Luigi Nono.
Inspired in part by Olivier Messiaen's "Mode de valeurs et d'intensités", begins exploring Serial Music (KREUZSPIEL, FORMEL, etc).
Marries Doris Andreae (until 1965, producing four children: Suja (1953), Christel (1956), Markus (1957), Majella (1961).
The wedding is witnessed by his friend, the electronic music pioneer Karel Goeyvaerts, and the magician Adriano.  Stockhausen lists his occupation as "soundcrafter" ("toonkundige").
KREUZSPIEL 
(p. 1952/r. 1973) 
FORMEL
(p. 1971/r. 1978) 
1952 With money earned from the commission of SPIEL, travels to Paris and attends Olivier Messiaen's courses in "rhythmics" and aesthetics.  SPIEL
(p. 1952 (partial), 1975/r. 1973)
Point Music phase begins (SPIEL, KLAVIERSTÜCKE, SCHLAGTRIO, PUNKTE, KONTRA-PUNKTE etc). SCHLAGQUARTETT
re-orchestrated and renamed
SCHLAGTRIO
1974
(p. 1975/r. 1976) 
Stockhausen meets and befriends Pierre Boulez. PUNKTE
(1st Version, unrecorded)
KREUZSPIEL premiered at a Darmstadt Summer Courses concert.
SPIEL partially premiered at Donaueschingen Festival. ETUDE
(p.1992,r.1953)
Experiments in "musique concrète" at Pierre Schaeffer's French radio studio in Paris, and realisation of an ETUDE (musique concrète).
Begins a publishing relationship with Universal Edition. KLAVIERSTÜCKE
I–IV
(p. 1954, r.1997 (Corver))
KONTRA-PUNKTE
(p.1953, r.1973)
1953 Becomes "permanent collaborator" at the Studio for Electronic Music of the WDR studio in Cologne (artistic director from 1963–1977, artistic consultant until 1990). STUDIE I
(p.1954, r.1953)
First synthesis of sound-spectra with electronically-generated sine tones.   
The birth of Stockhausen's daughter Suja prompts him to create his first "insert" in STUDIE I.
Lectures at the Darmstadt Summer Courses (continues annually until 1974, and then in 1996).
Stockhausen's first Darmstadt lecture draws parallels between Webern's Op.24 and electronic music.
KONTRA-PUNKTE premieres in Cologne, with 3 people necessary (including Stockhausen) to play the piano part.
1954 1954-56: Whilst continuing to pursue research and to compose at the WDR Studio for Electronic Music, Stockhausen studies phonetics, information and communication theory with Werner Meyer-Eppler at the University of Bonn.  Stockhausen is first exposed to aleatory processes (indeterminacy). STUDIE II
(p/r.1954) 
KLAVIERSTÜCKE
V–X
(p. 1954, 1955, 1962, r.1997 (Corver)
KLAVIERSTÜCKE I–V premiered at Darmstadt Summer Courses concert,
STUDIE I and II premiered in Cologne.   
Stockhausen also meets John Cage and David Tudor who perform their own music at the concert.
Stockhausen meets Edgard Varese and does the sound mix for the German premiere of Varese's orchestra and tape work, "Déserts".
1954-59: Co-editor of "die Reihe" (with Herbert Eimert), 8 anthologies of essays on serial and electronic music (Universal Edition, Vienna).
1955 KLAVIERSTÜCKE VI-VIII premiered at Darmstadt Summer Courses ZEITMASZE
(p. 1956, r.1973)
First use of spatial movement in GESANG DER JÜNGLINGE and GRUPPEN. GESANG DER JÜNGLINGE
(p/r.1956)
GRUPPEN
(p.1958, r.1965)
1956 Variable Music (aleatory and polyvalent forms) first explored in ZEITMASZE and KLAVIERSTÜCK XI.
Premieres of ZEITMASZE in Paris and GESANG DER JÜNGLINGE in Cologne.

Meets 22 year-old Helmut Lachenmann at Darmstadt and has a profound affect on the younger composer.
KLAVIERSTÜCK XI
(p. 1957, r.1997 (Corver))
1957 Premiere of KLAVIERSTÜCK XI in New York by David Tudor.

GRUPPEN for 3 orchestras, one of the most famous post-war orchestral works of all time, is completed when Stockhausen is 29.


Stockhausen hosts György Ligeti at his apartment for a short time and invites his guest to the WDR Electronic Music studio where Ligeti begins working on "Artikulation".

Publication of "…How Time Passes…", Stockhausen's seminal essay describing pitch as an expression of rhythm.
1958 Experiments in new electronic sound synthesis and spatial projections for KONTAKTE. KONTAKTE
(r.1959) 
(ver. w live acc. p.1960, r.1968 (Caskel, Kontarsky))

Premiere of GRUPPEN in Cologne with Stockhausen, Boulez and Bruno Maderna conducting.  Stockhausen is congratulated by Stravinsky.
Stockhausen lectures on Spatial Music at the Darmstadt Summer Courses
32 "concert-lectures" at American universities, during which time he meets Harry Partch, Morton Feldman, Milton Babbit, Aaron Copland, Robert Rauschenberg, etc... 
Begins annual extended tours as conductor and interpreter of his own works (since 1959 with small groups of soloists).
1959 First use of "Moment form" structures in CARRÉ.   
Also Stockhausen's first use of the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) to score vocal text.
Cornelius Cardew assists in orchestration of CARRÉ while staying in Stockhausen's home.
CARRÉ
(p/r.1960)
ZYKLUS
(p.1959, r.1960 (Caskel))
ZYKLUS is premiered, which was written in order to instigate a percussion competition at the Darmstadt Summer Courses.
At Darmstadt, Stockhausen conducts his first of many composition courses.  Students include David Behrman, Sylvano Bussoti, La Monte Young, etc...
REFRAIN
(p.1959, r.1968)
(Rev. 2000)
REFRAIN is premiered at the Berlin Festwochen (performed by David Tudor, Cornelius Cardew and Siegfried Rockstroh) during the first all-Stockhausen concert.
The first recording (Time Records) features Aloys and Bernhard Kontarsky with Christoph Caskel.
1960 Premiere of KONTAKTE for electronic sounds, piano and percussion in Cologne with Christoph Caskel and David Tudor.
KONTAKTE recorded for Wergo with Caskel and Tudor.
Premiere of CARRÉ in Hamburg, conducted by Stockhausen, Andrzej Markowski, Michael Gielen and Mauricio Kagel.
1961 Stockhausen begins a relationship with artist Mary Bauermeister. ORIGINALE
(p.1961)
KLAVIERSTÜCKE
IX & X
(revised)
(p. 1962, r.1997 (Corver))
At Darmstadt, Stockhausen gives courses and lectures on "moment form" and analyzes KONTAKTE.  He also delivers the lecture "Invention and Discovery", summarizing the previous decade of new music.
Stockhausen's first music theater piece - ORIGINALE, premieres in Cologne with participants David Tudor, Christoph Caskel, Nam June Paik and Mary Bauermeister (and a 4-year old Markus Stockhausen).
1962 1st part of MOMENTE premiered in Cologne, which uses "polyvalent form" (sections are mobile from performance to performance).
KLAVIERSTÜCK IX premiered by Aloys Kontarsky in Cologne after final revisions were completed in 1961.
MOMENTE 
(actually begun in 1961)
(p. 1962, 1965, 1972, 
r. 1965 (Martina Arroyo)  
1972 (Gloria Davy))
PUNKTE
(p. 1963, r. 1975)
 (2nd Ver, 1st draft, modified at several points from 1964 through 1993,
Stockhausen Edition 2nd recording in 2004)
At Darmstadt, Stockhausen analyzes GRUPPEN, conducts a course on encapsulating the "complexity of the world" in music, and lectures on "polyvalent thinking".
1963 1963-68: Founder and artistic director of the Cologne Courses for New Music.  Instructors include Luciano Berio, Luc Ferrari, Michael Koenig, Henri Pousseur, David Tudor, Cathy Berberian, Vinko Globokar, Johannes Fritsch and Michael Gielen.  One of the students is Holger Czukay, later a member of the rock group CAN. PLUS-MINUS
(rev. 1974)
(p.1964)
New version of PUNKTE premiered and conducted by Boulez at Donaueschingen Festival.
Becomes artistic director of the WDR Electronic Music Studio after Herbert Eimert retires (remains so until 1977)
1964 On a trip to America, Stockhausen visits Harry Partch's rural workshop with David Tudor and Christoph Caskel.'

In MIXTUR, begins experiments with ring modulation of orchestral instruments.
MIXTUR
(p. 1965/1967, r. 1967)
(Rev 2003)
Beginning of electro-acoustic ensemble, the "Stockhausen Group", including Aloys Kontarsky, Hugh Davies, Jaap Spek, Cristoph Caskel and Johannes Fritsch. MIKROPHONIE I
(p. 1964, r. 1965)
MIKROPHONIE I premiered in Brussels.
1965 Guest professor for composition at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. MIKROPHONIE II
(p/r. 1965)
STOP
(p.1969/1973, r. 1973) 
(rev into STOP und START 2001)
MIKROPHONIE II premiered in Cologne.
2nd part of  MOMENTE premiered in Donaueschingen. SOLO
 (p.1966, r.1994 (flute & synth))
Stockhausen moves into his specially-built home in Kürten in the Bergisches Land.
Premiere of MIXTUR for ring-modulated orchestra in Hamburg.
1966 In Tokyo, creates two compositions commissioned by the Japanese Radio (NHK) Studio for Electronic Music: TELEMUSIK and SOLO.
First extensive use of sampled sounds and cross-modulation of different sound sources.
TELEMUSIK
(p/r. 1966)
1966-67: Guest professor for composition at the University of California at Davis. ADIEU
(p. 1967, r. 1973)
HYMNEN
(r. 1967)
(soloists ver. p.1967, r.1969)
1967 ADIEU premiered in Calcutta and Japan.
Marries Mary Bauermeister (divorced 1972); two children with Mary: Julika (1966), Simon (1967).
Stockhausen's face appears on the cover to the Beatles' hit record "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band". PROZESSION
(p./r.1967, r.1971)
Premiere of PROZESSION for tam-tam, viola, electronium or synthesizer, piano, microphonist, filterer and sound manipulator (6 players) in Helsinki (Rolf Gehlhaar, Alfred Alings and Harold Boje join the Stockhausen Group).  This is the first use of plus-minus notation to direct live performer interactions (recorded at Darmstadt Summer Courses for Vox Records).
Organizes ENSEMBLE, a group composition workshop at the Darmstadt Summer Courses.
Premiere of HYMNEN: Electronic and Concrete Music with soloists in Cologne.
1968 Visits Mayan and Aztec temples with Nancy Wyle, which inspires "magic names" in STIMMUNG.  Stockhausen first explores overtone singing in STIMMUNG. KURZWELLEN
(p./r.1968, r.1969)
STIMMUNG
(p. 1968, r.1969,1982)
Premiere of KURZWELLEN in Bremen, which uses short-wave radio signals as sound elements.
Develops "Intuitive Music" (AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN, FÜR KOMMENDE ZEITEN).
Organizes MUSIK FÜR EIN HAUS, a group composition workshop based on Intuitive Music at the Darmstadt Summer Courses. AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN
(p.1968-, r. 1969, 1972-)
FÜR KOMMENDE ZEITEN
(initial texts)
SPIRAL for a soloist and short wave radio is composed for guitarist Michael Lorimer, but proves to be "too hard". TUNNEL-SPIRAL
(unofficial work, 
not premiered)
Dr. K-SEXTETT
(p. 1969)
GRUPPEN recorded for DGG with Stockhausen, Boulez and Gielen conducting. SPIRAL
(p.1969, 
r.1971 (electroacoustic), 
r.1995 (oboe, vocal))
KONTAKTE recorded for DGG with Christoph Caskel and Aloys Kontarsky.
2 intuitive texts from AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN premiered in London and then Brussels.
STIMMUNG premiered  in Paris with the painter Max Ernst an appreciative audience member.
1969 SPIRAL premiered by oboist Heinz Holliger in Yugoslavia. MOMENTE
(Full Version)
(p/r. 1972, Gloria Davy, 
1998 with Angela Tunstall)
UNBEGRENTZ from AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN premiered in France, late into the night, with simultaneous performances of SPIRAL.
AUS DEN SIEBEN TAGEN recorded at Darmstadt for DGG by a collective made up of the Cologne Stockhausen Group and Vinko Globokar's Paris-based Free Music Group.
Premiere of FRESCO for 4 orchestra groups in Bonn ("Music for the Beethovenhalle") FRESCO
 (p.1969)
POLE
(p.1970, r. 1971, 2012)
EXPO
(p.1970, r. 2013)
Stockhausen Group performs underground in the Caves of Jeita near Beirut. OPUS 1970 - KURZWELLEN MIT BEETHOVEN
(p/r.1969)
Creates a version of KURZWELLEN using pre-recorded Beethoven recordings, "premiered" at Dusseldorf
HYMNEN 3rd Region
w Orchestra
(p.1971, r.1994)
1970 Expo ’70 world fair in Osaka, Japan: In a spherical auditorium conceived by Stockhausen, most of his works composed until 1970 were performed 5½ hours daily for 183 days by twenty instrumentalists and singers, reaching an audience of over a million listeners.   
Péter Eötvös and Michael Vetter join the group.
MANTRA
 (p.1970, r. 1971)
Premiere of POLE and EXPO (Osaka). FÜR KOMMENDE ZEITEN
(final texts)
(CEYLON r. 1975)

Begins using "Formula technique". 
MANTRA for 2 pianists ("Cosmic Music") premieres at Donaueschingen Festival (Kontarsky duo).
1971 Professor for composition at the State Conservatory (Hochschule) of Music in Cologne (1970-1977). STERNKLANG
 (p.1971, r. 1975)

Rediscovery and premiere of FORMEL as well as other student compositions (DREI LIEDER sung by Sylvania Anderson).
Premiere of HYMNEN with orchestra, performed by the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Stockhausen. TRANS
 (p.1971, r. 1971, 1973)
Stockhausen is gifted The Urantia Book by an odd-looking stranger.
Jill Purce introduces Stockhausen to the writings of Hazrat Inayat Khan and he learns the mystic word "HU".
Park Music (STERNKLANG), premiered in Berlin.
Scenic Music (TRANS), premiered at Donaueschingen.
1972 Darmstadt lectures on STIMMUNG, MANTRA, formula composition. ALPHABET for Liège
 (p.1972)
AM HIMMEL WANDRE ICH
 (p.1972, r. 1977)
YLEM 
(p/r.1973)
Several days of lectures in London at the Institute of Contemporary Arts are filmed and released by Allied Artists.
Premiere of the "Europe Version" of MOMENTE in Bonn.
1973 Stockhausen attempts to conduct a student workshop on simple choral texts, but is met with resistance.  He does however create the beginning of ATMEN GIBT DAS LEBEN. INORI
 (p.1974, r. 1978)

VORTRAG ÜBER HU
 (p.1974 (partial), 1998)
ATMEN GIBT 
DAS LEBEN
 (p.1975)
(1st part)

1974 INORI, Adorations for one or two mime soloists and large orchestra, premieres in Donaueschingen with mime Alain Louafi.
Darmstadt lectures on STIMMUNG, MIKROPHONIE I, AM HIMMEL WANDRE ICH MUSIK IM BAUCH
(p/r.1975)

TIERKREIS 
(music box ver: p/r.1975)
(clr/pno ver p.1981,r.1982)
(trio ver: p.1984,r.1991) 
(2003 tenor/synth ver:r.2005)
orch. ver ("Star Signs",5 More Star Signs"):
p.2004/2008,r.2008/2009)
(carillon ver:r.2010)
HERBSTMUSIK,
LAUB UND REGEN
(p.1974,r.1994)
Collaborations with reed player Suzanne Stephens begin with production of LAUB UND REGEN (HERBSTMUSIK). AMOUR
(1st part, remaining parts completed 1976)
  (p.1976/1978, r.1980(clr),
p./r.1981(fl)
p.2003,r.2004(ssax))
1975 Stockhausen Verlag founded to publish Stockhausen scores. HARLEKIN,
DER KLEINE HARLEKIN
 (p.1976, r. 1978)
1975-77: Composition of SIRIUS, Electronic Music with 4 soloists, commissioned by the German government as gift to America on the occasion of the American Bicentennial (1976). SIRIUS
 (p.1976/1977, r. 1979)
 ARIES
(p.1980,r.1983,1995)
LIBRA
(p.1996,r.1993
CAPRICORN
(p.1997,r.2003)
MUSIK IM BAUCH premieres in Royan (Int'l Fest. Of Contemporary Art).
1976 Premiere of HARLEKIN, for a dancing clarinetist, in Cologne.
SIRIUS partial premiere Washington DC, Smithsonian.
Collaborations with trumpeter (and son) Markus Stockhausen begin.
ATMEN GIBT 
DAS LEBEN
(completed)
 (p.1977, r. 1977/1979)
1977 Premiere of ATMEN GIBT DAS LEBEN at Chagall Museum.
SIRIUS performed for the first time in its entirety in August 1977 at the newly founded Centre Sirius in Aix-en-Provence.
JUBILÄUM premiered in Lower Saxony.
JUBILÄUM
(p.1977, r. 2010)
Stockhausen (at the age of 49) begins his "magnum opus": the music drama cycle  
LICHT
(The Seven Days of the Week)
which would occupy him for the next 27 years.
IN FREUNDSCHAFT 
(p.1977,
r.1979(clr),  
r.1989(fl), r.1994 (bhn))

In Japan, composes DER JAHRESLAUF for the Imperial Gagaku Ensemble, premiered at the National Theatre, Tokyo. DER JAHRESLAUF 
(Gagaku ver: p.1977
European ver: p./r. 1979)
PICCOLO
(fl ver:p.1988,r.1991)
(sax ver:r.2005)
SAXOPHON
(p.1998,r.2004)
1978 Premiere of the concert version of MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE, Act II of DONNERSTAG AUS LICHT (THURSDAY from LIGHT), in Donaueschingen.  Markus Stockhauen is the trumpet soloist.
(all concert versions are actually "quasi concert" versions: the performance takes place in a concert hall or auditorium without scenery, but includes all of the prescribed movements and gestures)
MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE
(p.1978,r.1980)
(soloist's ver: p.1986,r.1992(ECM)) 
EINGANG UND FORMEL
(ver: p.1978,r.1992)
MISSION UND HIMMELFAHRT 
(ver: p.1980,r.1992) 
DONNERSTAGs-GRUSS
(p./r.1981)
MICHAELs JUGEND:
KINDHEIT
MONDEVA
EXAMEN
(p.1979,r.1980) 
TANZE LUZEFA!
(ver:p.2001,r.1994)
MONDEVA
(ver: r.1993)
EXAMEN
(KLAVIERSTÜCK XII)
(ver: r.1990)
BIJOU 
(ver: p.1996,r.1993)
1979 Premiere of the concert version of MICHAELs JUGEND, Act I of THURSDAY from LIGHT, in Jerusalem.
UNSICHTBARE CHÖRE
(r.1979)
1980 Premiere of the concert version of FESTIVAL, from Act III of THURSDAY from LIGHT, in Amsterdam.

Collaborations with son Simon Stockhausen as synthesizer player (and briefly, soprano sax) begin. 
MICHAELs HEIMKEHR:
FESTIVAL
(ver:p./r.1980)
VISION 
(p./r.1981)
DONNERSTAGs-ABSCHIED
(p.1981,r.1982)
DRACHENKAMPF
(ver. p.1987,r.1993)
VISION
(ver:r.2005)
1981 Staged Premiere of
DONNERSTAG aus LICHT
at La Scala in Milan.
DONNERSTAGs-GRUSS
MICHAELs JUGEND
MICHAELs REISE UM DIE ERDE
MICHAELs HEIMKEHR
DONNERSTAGs-ABSCHIED 

LUZIFERs TRAUM
(KLAVIERSTÜCK XIII)
(ver w bass:p./r.1981)
(ver: p.1982,r.1983)
Premiere of the concert version of LUZIFERs TRAUM, Scene 1 of SATURDAY from LIGHT, in Metz. AMOUR
(ver w fl:p./r.1981)
TRAUM-FORMEL
 (p./r. 1983)
1982 Premiere of the concert version of LUZIFERs ABSCHIED, Scene 4 of SATURDAY from LIGHT, in Assisi on the occasion of the 800th anniversary celebration of Saint Francis' birth. KATHINKAs GESANG
(ver w perc:p./r.1983)
(ver w EM:p./r.1985)
LUZIFERs ABSCHIED
(church p.1982,r.1984)
Collaborations with flautist Kathinka Pasveer begin (KATHINKAs GESANG).
1983 Premiere of the concert version of KATHINKAs GESANG, Scene 2 of SATURDAY from LIGHT, in Donaueschingen. LUZIFERS TANZ
(p./r.1984)
OBERLIPPENTANZ, 
(ens.ver:p./r.1985)
(solo ver:p.1984,r.1993)
ZUNGENSPITZENTANZ
(ver:p.1984,r.1989)
(ens. ver.r.1995) 
NASENFLÜGELTANZ
(perc/synth ver:p.1988,r.2005)
 (solo perc. ver:p.1992)
LINKER AUGENBRAUENTANZ
(not yet premiered)
1984 Completes the realization of the  electronic portion of the version of KATHINKAs GESANG with Electronic Music at IRCAM. EVAs ZAUBER:
BOTSCHAFT
(p./r.1986)  
EVAs SPIEGEL
(ver:p.1987,r.1989)
SUSANI
(ver:r.1989)
SUSANIs ECHO
(p.1988,r.1989)
AVE
(p.1985,r.1989)
SAMSTAGs-GRUSS
(p./r.1984)
Premiere of the concert version of LUZIFERs TANZ, Scene 3 of SATURDAY from LIGHT, in Ann Arbor (USA). EVAs ZWEITGEBURT
MÄDCHEN-PROZESSION
BEFRUCHTUNG mit KLAVIERSTUCK–
WIEDERGEBURT
KLAVIERSTÜCK XIV
 (p./r.1988)
EVAs LIED

(p.1988,r.1986)
Staged Premiere of
SAMSTAG aus LICHT
at the Palazzo dello Sport produced by La Scala, Milan.
 SAMSTAGs GRUSS
LUZIFERs TRAUM
KATHINKAs GESANG
LUZIFERs TANZ
LUZIFERs ABSCHIED
1985 New staging of DONNERSTAG aus LICHT at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden), London.
Premieres of the concert versions of AVE for basset-horn and alto flute in Milan and of OBERLIPPENTANZ for piccolo trumpet and ensemble in Donaueschingen.

Conducts Haydn Trumpet Cto, Mozart Flute Cto and Mozart Clarinet Cto, followed by TIERKREIS (for TRIO) in Berlin.
Cadenzas for Trumpet, Flute, Clarinet
(Mozart and Haydn Concertos)
(p./r.1985,1986)
1986 Premiere of the Soloists' Version of MICHAELs REISE in Bremen.



DER KINDERFÄNGER
(p./r.1986) 
(ver:p./r.2001)


DIE 7 LIEDER 
DER TAGE
(WOCHENKREIS)
(ver:p.1988,r.1993,2001,2005)
Xi
(p.1987,r.1989(fl))
(p.1988,r.1989(bhn)) 
ENTFÜHRUNG 
(p./r.1986) 
(solo ver:p.1991,r.1993) 
(sax ver:r.2005)
Premiere of the concert version of EVAs LIED, scene of Act II of MONDAY from LIGHT, in Berlin.
Premiere of the concert version of EVAs ZAUBER, Act III of MONDAY from LIGHT, in Metz.
1987 Premiere of Xi, Version for flute in Siena. EVAs ERSTGEBURT:
IN HOFFNUNG,
GEBURTS-ARIEN,
KNABENGESCHREI,
LUZIFERs ZORN,
DAS GROSSE GEWEINE
GEBURTSFEST 
(p./r.1988)  
LUZIFERs ZORN
(ver:p./r.2001)


DIENSTAGs-GRUSS
WILLKOMMEN mit FRIEDENS-GRUSS
(p.1988,r.1993)
1988 Premieres of the concert versions of EVAs ERSTGEBURT, MÄDCHENPROZESSION, BEFRUCHTUNG mit KLAVIERSTÜCK und WIEDERGEBURT, from MONDAY from LIGHT, in Cologne.
Staged Premiere of
MONTAG aus LICHT
at La Scala, Milan.
MONTAGs GRUSS
EVAs ERSTGEBURT
EVAs ZWEITEGEBURT
EVAs ZAUBER
MONTAGs ABSCHIED
MONTAGs-GRUSS
(p./r.1988)
Premiere of WILLKOMMEN mit FRIEDENS-GRUSS (DIENSTAGs-GRUSS) commissioned on the occasion of the 600th anniversary celebration of the Cologne University, his old alma mater.
Premieres of SUSANI'S ECHO for alto flute, NASENFLÜGELTANZ for percussion and synthesizer, and Xi, version for basset-horn, in Paris. MONTAGs-ABSCHIED
(p./r.1988)
1989 Premieres of FLAUTINA in Vienna and KINNTANZ in Salzburg. KINNTANZ
(trio ver:p.1989,r.1995)
FLAUTINA
(p./r.1989)
YPSILON
(flute ver. p.1991)
(bhn ver. p.2003,r.1994) 
SUKAT
(p.2001,r.1993)
1990 Octophonic music for "sound cube" developed using QUEG spatialization equipment.

Simon Stockhauses begins assisting Stockhausen with some elements of electronic music synthesis.
LINKER AUGENTANZ
(p.1991,r.2015)
RECHTER AUGENTANZ,
LINKER BACKENTANZ,
RECHTER BACKENTANZ
(all above not yet premiered)
OKTOPHONIE 
(ver:p.1994,r.1991)
PIETÀ
(ver:p.1991,r.1993)
(solo ver.p.1992,r.1993) 
INVASION – EXPLOSION
mit ABSCHIED
PIETÀ
 SYNTHI-FOU
(KLAVIERSTÜCK XV)
(ver:p.1991/1992,r.1993)
SIGNALE ZUR INVASION
(p.1993,1994/r.1995 (tbn ver.))
SYNTHI-FOU
(ver:p.1992,r.2004)
1991 Premiere of the version of JAHRESLAUF with singers (Act I of TUESDAY from LIGHT) and the premiere of the concert version of INVASION – PIETÀ – EXPLOSION (Act II of TUESDAY from LIGHT) in Frankfurt am Main.

Stockhausen Complete Edition CD label created to produce official releases of all of Stockhausen's recordings.
JAHRESLAUF vom DIENSTAG
(p.1991,r.1993)
FREITAG-VERSUCHUNG:  
ANTRAG,
KINDER-ORCHESTER,
KINDER-CHOR,
KINDER-TUTTI,
ZUSTIMMUNG,
FALL,
KINDER-KRIEG,
REUE,
CHOR-SPIRALE
(p./r.1996)
ELEKTRONISCHE MUSIK mit TONSZENEN vom FREITAG aus LICHT
(p.1997,r.1992/1994)
 ELUFA,
(p.1992,r.2002)
FREIA
(ver:p.1992,r.1993(fl)) 
(ver:p.1993,r.1994(bhn))

FREITAGs-GRUSS
FREITAGs-ABSCHIED
(WELTRAUM)
(begun)
1992 First performance of DIENSTAG aus LICHT in its entirety (concert version) with the premieres of the scenes JENSEITS – SYNTHI- FOU – ABSCHIED at the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
Premiere of SYNTHI-FOU (PIANO PIECE XV) for a player of electronic keyboard instruments and electronic music on the occasion of the presentation of the UNESCO Picasso Medal to Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne. PAARE vom FREITAG
(p.1996,r.1992/1994)
(Rev 1999 as TWO COUPLES)
Premiere of ELUFA for basset-horn and flute (scene of Act II of FRIDAY from LIGHT) and a series of Stockhausen concerts in Weimar. EUROPA-GRUSS
(1st ver.,p.1992)
HELIKOPTER-STREICHQUARTETT
(p.1995,r.1995,1996)
1993
Staged Premiere of
DIENSTAG aus LICHT
at the Leipzig Opera.
DIENSTAGs GRUSS
JAHRESLAUF
INVASION mit EXPLOSION
ABSCHIED
Series of Stockhausen concerts in Brussels, Duisburg, Florence, Sofia.
1994 Stockhausen symposium and performances of 30 Stockhausen works (most of them electro-acoustic) at the INVENTIONEN Festival in Berlin. FREITAGs-GRUSS
FREITAGs-ABSCHIED
(WELTRAUM)
(completed)
(p.1995,r.1992/1994)
Premiere of OKTOPHONIE, Electronic Music of DIENSTAG aus LICHT, at the Cologne Triennial.
7 Stockhausen works performed at the Salzburger Festspiele.
1995 Stockhausen cycle at the Easter Salzburger Festspiele. TRUMPETENT
(p.1996,r.1997)

Stockhausen retrospective in Amsterdam, premieres of WELTRAUM and of the HELIKOPTER-STREICHQUARTETT.
WELT-PARLAMENT
(p.1996,r.1995/1996) 

HYMNEN  Electronic and Concrete Music with Soloists at the Salzburger Festspiele. KLAVIERSTÜCK XVI
(p.1997 (competition final),
p.1999 ,r.2000)
LICHT-RUF
(r.1995)
ORCHESTER-FINALISTEN
(p./r.1996)
1996 Premiere of WELT- PARLAMENT in Stuttgart.
Premiere of ORCHESTER-FINALISTEN at the Holland Festival in Amsterdam.
Staged Premiere of
FREITAG aus LICHT
at the Leipzig Opera.
FREITAG-VERSUCHUNG
Elektronische Musik mit Ton Szenen
(WELTRAUM, 
PAARE vom FREITAG)
Composer in honour of the European Cultural Capital Copenhagen with 8 Stockhausen concerts.
Premiere of LIBRA for bass clarinet and electronic music in Copenhagen.
Stockhausen Festival in Palermo, Italy, with 7 concerts of his electronic music.
5 Stockhausen concerts in Huddersfield, England, including the premiere of BIJOU for alto flute, bass clarinet and tape. MITTWOCHS-ABSCHIED
(p.2004(?),r.1996)
1997 6 concerts of Stockhausen works during the Cologne Triennial, including the premiere of  the ELEKTRONISCHEN MUSIK mit TONSZENEN vom FREITAG aus LICHT at the Philharmonic Hall in Cologne. LITANEI 97
(derived from LITANEI(1968), p.1997,r.2000)
MICHAELION
THINKI
BASSETSU-TRIO
MENSCHEN, HÖRT
(p.1998,r.2012)  
BASSETSU-TRIO
(ver.p.1998,r.1999)  
THINKI
(ver:p.1998,r.2000) 
BASSETSU 
(p.2004,r.2005)
ROTARY QUINTET
(p.1997,r.2014)
Premiere of LITANEI 97 for choir and conductor during the festival European Church Music 1997 in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Premiere of the ROTARY Woodwind Quintet at Schloß Dyck near Jüchen-Aldenhoven.
Premiere of CAPRICORN for bass and electronic music during International Music Weeks in Orléans.
1998 INORI in Munich, (cond. by Stockhausen), in Amsterdam (Péter Eötvös), and in Paris (David Robertson). MITTWOCHs-GRUSS
(spatialized 2003)
(p.2004,r.1998/2003)
Stockhausen Space Music: electronic music at the planetarium of the Cité des Sciences in Paris.
8 concerts of works in Paris, GRUPPEN conducted by Boulez, Eötvös and D. Robertson.
Premiere of the complete VORTRAG ÜBER HU by Kathinka Pasveer at Darmstadt Technical University.
Premiere of MICHAELION in Munich (Musica Viva (Bavarian Radio)).

Collaborations with synthesizer player Antonio Pérez Abellán begin.
1st annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten: 130 participants
MOMENTE Version 1998 was performed in Cologne, Zürich and Paris (solo soprano Angela Tunstall).
International Stockhausen Symposium at Cologne University. LICHTER – WASSER
(p.1999,r.2000)
1999 The 2nd annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten took place from July 12th to 25th 1999. 
Premiere of KLAVIERSTÜCK XVI on July 21st.
Premiere of LICHTER – WASSER during the Donaueschinger Musiktage (Southwest German Radio).  TWO COUPLES  
(derived from PAARE vom FREITAG (1992))
(r.1992/1999)
KOMET
(KLAVIERSTÜCK XVII)
(p./r.2000) 
(perc. ver:p./r.2000,2005)
2000 The 3rd annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten took place from July 29th to August 6th. ENGEL-PROZESSIONEN
(p./r.2002)
In the faculty concerts the works KOMET (KLAVIERSTÜCK XVII) for a synthesizer player and tape and 3x REFRAIN 2000 had their premieres.
3x REFRAIN 2000
(derived from REFRAIN(1959),
p./r.2000)
2001 The 4th annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten, premieres of LUZIFIERs ZORN, DER KINDERFÄNGER, TANZE LUZEFA, and SUKAT. STOP und START
(derived from STOP)
(p./r.2002)
October: Stockhausen Festival at the Barbican Centre in London.
November: concert performances of FREITAG aus LICHT in Stuttgart, Metz (France) and Amsterdam.
MONTAG aus LICHT was broadcast by the SWR (South-west German Radio) on October 21st 2001 as 1st broadcast of a 7-part broadcast series of LICHT HOCH-ZEITEN
(p./r.2003)
2002 The 5th annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten took place from July 27th through August 4th. 
EUROPA-GRUSS, and STOP and START premiered.
EUROPA-GRUSS
(2nd Ver.,p./r.2002)
DÜFTE – ZEICHEN
(p./r.2003)
The premiere of ENGEL-PROZESSIONEN took place on November 9th 2002 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. The German Premiere followed on November 13th during the Berlin Festival. STRAHLEN
(p./r.2009)
DIENSTAG aus LICHT was broadcast by the SWR on October 20th  LICHT-BILDER
(p./r.2004)
2003 Premiere of HOCH-ZEITEN for choir and orchestra on February 2nd in Las Palma. The German premiere followed on February 14th in Cologne at the Philharmonic Hall and large broadcasting auditorium of the WDR simultaneously. SONNTAGs-ABSCHIED (KLAVIERSTÜCK XIX)
(p./r.2004)
RECHTER AUGENBRAUENTANZ
(ver:p./r.2003)

The 6th annual Stockhausen Courses Kuerten. 
Premieres of RECHTER AUGENBRAUENTANZ for clarinets, bass clarinet(s), percussionist and synthesizer player and YPSILON Version for basset-horn.
Performance of the HELIKOPTER-STREICHQUARTETT on August 22nd (Stockhausen's 75th birthday), and the premiere of DÜFTE - ZEICHEN, 4th scene of SUNDAY from LIGHT, on August 29th in Salzburg during the Salzburg Festival. MIXTUR 2003
(derived from MIXTUR(1964)
p.2006)
Cycle of 11 Stockhausen works during the MUSICA Festival in Strasbourg.
TIERKREIS 2003
(derived from TIERKREIS(1974-1975))
(voice w synth ver:p.2004,r.2005)
Two performances of INORI during the Berliner Festspielen and at the Konzerthaus in Dortmund.
MITTWOCH aus LICHT was broadcast in two parts by the SWR (South West German Radio) on Oct. 23rd and 30th VIBRA-ELUFA
(p.2004,r.2005)
2004 Stockhausen opens the Sonic Arts Research Centre in Belfast and receives an Honorary Doctorate from Queens University in Belfast. Premiere of MITTWOCHS-GRUSS Electronic Music took place. QUITT
 (completed 2003 
from 1989 sketch)
(p.2004,r.2005)
GESANG DER JÜNGLINGE in the Milan Cathedral. MITTWOCH-FORMEL
(p./r.2005)
The 7th annual Stockhausen Courses Kürten with premieres: QUITT;TIERKREIS Version 2003 for tenor and synthesizer; SONNTAGs-ABSCHIED; VIBRA-ELUFA; BASSETSU. KLAVIERSTÜCK XVIII
(p./r.2005)
Premiere of LICHT-BILDER. LICHT, which began in 1977, is concluded. FÜNF
STERNZEICHEN 
(from TIERKREIS(1974-1975))
(p.2004, r. 2008)
Stockhausen begins work on

KLANG
(The 24 Hours of the Day)
HIMMELFAHRT
(organ ver:p.2005)
(synth ver:p./r.2006)
DONNERSTAG aus LICHT broadcast by the SWR (Southwest German Radio) on Oct. 24th
"Musical Dialogue Stockhausen - Bach" with 4 concerts at the Schloß Neuhardenberg.
Settimana Stockhausen (Stockhausen Week) with concerts in Bologna, Modena and Reggio Emilia.
Premiere of FÜNF STERNZEICHEN in Bad Brückenau.
2005 Electronic Music in Glasgow and Edinburgh during the Triptych Festival.
FREUDE
(p./r.2006) 
Premiere of the First Hour of KLANG, HIMMELFAHRT May 5th in the Milan Cathedral.
Lecture on LICHT-BILDER and 3 concerts during the Tokyo Summer Festival.
The 8th Stockhausen Courses Kürten with premieres of KLAVIERSTÜCK XVIII and MITTWOCH-FORMEL for three percussionists.
Electronic music concerts at NUMUSIC 2005 in Norway.
Gives the lecture "Composer and Interpreter" and a concert of Electronic Music at the FRIEZE ART FAIR in London.
FREITAG aus LICHT broadcast in two parts by the SWR (Southwest German Radio) on October 23rd and 30th HIMMELS-TÜR 
(p./r.2006) 
Electronic Music concerts at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon at the Portuguese Contemporary Music Festival. NATÜRLICHE DAUERN
1–24 
(p.2006,2007,r.2007)
2006 Premiere of NATÜRLICHE DAUERN 1 on February 23rd in New York.
24 TÜRIN
(r.2006)
Dutch premiere of HOCH-ZEITEN for orchestra on March 10th at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. HARMONIEN
(bcl,fl ver:p./r.2007
tp ver:p.r.2008) 
Stockhausen Festival of Electronic Music in Bari, Italy. KATIKATI
(not yet premiered)
Premiere of FREUDE, on June 7th in the Milan Cathedral. SCHÖNHEIT
(p.2009,r.2010)
Premiere of HIMMELS-TÜR on June 13th at the Teatro Rossini in Lugo, Italy. COSMIC PULSES
(p./r.2007)
9th annual Stockhausen Courses and Concerts Kürten with premieres of HIMMELFAHRT, NATÜRLICHE DAUERN 2–15. The German premieres of FREUDE and HIMMELS-TÜR also took place. 
Premiere of MIXTUR 2003 took place on August 30th at the Salzburg Festival.
SAMSTAG aus LICHT was broadcast in two parts by the SWR (Southwest German Radio) on October lst and 8th
2007 Dutch premiere of FREUDE on April 21st at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
BALANCE
(p./r.2008) 
GLÜCK
(p./r.2010) 
Premiere of COSMIC PULSES on May 7th at the Sala Sinopoli of the Parco dell Musica auditorium in Rome. HOFFNUNG
(p.2008,r.2009)
Stockhausen Festival of his Electronic Music in Macerata, Italy. GLANZ
(p.2008,r.2010)
Choreography by Angelin Preljocaj of SONNTAGs-ABSCHIED for the Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen (ELDORADO). TREUE
(p./r.2010)  
10th annual Stockhausen Courses and Concerts Kürten.
Individual premieres of HARMONIEN for bass clarinet and flute, as well as German premiere of COSMIC PULSES. 
ERWACHEN
(p.2009,r.2010)
HAVONA
(p./r.2009)
Premiere of NATÜRLICHE DAUERN 16-24 for piano, Lisbon. ORVONTON
(p./r.2010)
SONNTAG aus LICHT broadcast in two parts by the SWR on September 23rd and 30th UVERSA
(p./r.2010)
NEBADON
(p.2010,r.2009)
JERUSEM
(p./r.2010)
URANTIA
(p./r.2008)
December 4th: Stockhausen finishes composing FÜNF WEITERE STERNZEICHEN for orchestra. EDENTIA
(p./r.2008)
PARADIES
(p./r.2009)
December 5th: Stockhausen's ASCENSION through the HEAVEN'S DOOR into PARADISE. TAURUS
(r.2011)
TAURUS-QUINTETT
(not yet premiered)
FÜNF WEITERE STERNZEICHEN
(from TIERKREIS(1974-1975))
(p.2008,r.2009)

2011
Staged premiere of
SONNTAG aus LICHT
at the Cologne Opera.
LICHTER-WASSER
ENGEL-PROZESSIONEN
LICHT-BILDER
DÜFTE – ZEICHEN
HOCH-ZEITEN
SONNTAGs ABSCHIED


2012
Staged premiere of
MITTWOCH aus LICHT
at the Birmingham Opera Company in England.
MITTWOCHS-GRUSS
WELT-PARLEMENT
ORCHESTER-FINALISTEN
HELIKOPTER STREICHQUARTETT
MICHAELION
MITTWOCHs ABSCHIED

Since Stockhausen's passing, the Stockhausen Courses and Concerts continue in Kürten, and new premieres and recordings continue to be produced under the direction of the Stockhausen Foundation for Music.

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