Stockhausen: Klavierstück X
Label: Label musikFabrik
So it's only one track: so what? A modern recording, with crisp sonics, of any late piano work by Karlheinz Stockhausen is an album-sized event. Kobler, a member of the musikFabrik collective -- which gave the world premiere of Stockhausen's final opera in 2011 -- is an excellent interpreter. He takes his time, too, at 27 minutes and change, and has a lighter touch with some sections than Frederic Rzewski showed in an early recording of this Klavierstück. Here's hoping the MusikFabrik label sees fit to release more "singles" like this.