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LOW STOCK LEVEL
1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Tierkreis/Zodiac
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
WER 6736 WER 6736
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/15/2011

"This recording of Stockhausen's Tierkreis (Zodiac) features the composer's version for organ. Originally composed for musical boxes, the work is played here by Dominik Susteck, organist at St. Peter's in Cologne. The recording features an unusual instrument. Since the 1980s, this Catholic chapel has strived to connect the church with contemporary art. Its organ, built by Willy Peter, was designed for contemporary music. The four-manual great organ and the three-manual choir organ has 104 stops, including such unusual sound additions as siren, saxophone and percussion orchestra. Susteck describes his interpretation of Stockhausen's work as, 'a frozen musical movement. The instrument no longer sounds like an organ but proves to be a colorful, agile and dynamic being.'"