So, farewell then, Karlheinz Stockhausen, influential avant-garde German composer.
“Stockhausen serves imperialism”. Yes, that’s what Cornelius used to say. Although Cornelius’ arguments about precisely which musical forms could “serve the people” left me more than a little baffled.
What I’m still waiting to hear is Simon Bates saying, “Mmmm, nice. And next on your relaxing Classic FM, Stockhausen’s Mikrofonie II.” God knows, it would make a change from the Four Seasons. But I’ve a feeling I may be waiting a while.