Record title: Karlheinz Stockhausen - DONNERSTAG aus LICHT
Record label: DGG / DG 423379-2
Year recorded: 1980 1981 1982
Participants of “Donnerstag-Gruss”:
Trumpets: Markus Stockhausen, Reinhold Friedrich, Peter Kertzner.
Horns: Barbara Kamienska, Marcie McGaughey,
Trombones: Mark Tezak, David Nikkel.
Tuba: Ulrich Haas.
Piano: Wolfgang Hoyer.
Percussion: Martin Schulz, Robyn Schulkovsky, Rumi Ogawa.
Conductor: Karlheinz Stockhausen.
Ensemble Intercontemporain (tracks: 2-1 to 2-15)
Freies Bläser- Und Schlagzeugensemble (tracks: 1-1 to 1-3)
Karlheinz Stockhausen – “Donnerstag aus Licht” (“Thursday from Light”); opera in three acts, a greeting and a farewell for 15 musical interpreters (4 solo voices, 8 instrumental soloists, 3 solo dancers), chorus, orchestra and magnetic tapes (1978 – 1980).
MICHAEL: Tenor: Robert Gambill (act 1), Michael Angel (act 3; “Festival”), Paul Sperry (act 3; “Vision”). Trumpet: Markus Stockhausen.
EVE: Soprano: Annette Meriweather. Bassett horn: Suzanne Stephens. Speaker: Elizabeth Clarke.
LUCIFER: Bass: Matthias Hölle. Trombone: Mark Tezak. Speaker: Alain Louafi.
Majella Stockhausen [piano in “Examen”], Alain Damiens [clarinet as one of the Clownish Pair of Swallows], Michel Arrignon [clarinet / basset horn as one of the Clownish Pair of Swallows], Hugo Read [soprano saxophone as one of Two Youths], Simon Stockhausen [soprano saxophone as one of Two Youths]
The Choir of the West German Radio in Cologne [tape act 1 & 3]
The Radio Choir of Hilversum [act 3: “Festival”]
Ensemble InterContemporain, Paris [act 2]
The Radio Orchestra of Hilversum [act 3: “Festival”]
Freies Wind & Percussion Ensemble [“Donnerstags-Gruss”; ”Thursday Greeting”]
Peter Eötvös [cond. act 3; “Festival” & hammond organ act 3; “Vision”]
Karlheinz Stockhausen [cond. Act 2; “Donnerstags-Gruss” & sound projection on all recordings]
Donnerstags-Gruss: recorded November 24 & 25, 1981, WDR Cologne.
Erster Akt: recorded May 23-26, 1980, WDR Cologne.
Zweiter Akt: recorded November 6 & 7, 1980 by Deutsche Grammophon at IRCAM, Paris.
Dritter Akt, Festival: recorded June 11 & 12, 1980 in the NOS Studio, Hilversum.
Dritter Akt, Vision: recorded October 5 & 6, 1981 in Sound Studio N, Unter Kirschen 8, Cologne-Bickendorf.
Donnerstags-Abschied recorded in a multi-track playback process on January 23, 1982 in the DGG Studio Hamburg-Tonndorf.
Scenic world premiere: March 15, 1981 in the Teatro alla Scala, Milano.