ERNST KRENEK / GOTTFRIED MICHAEL KOENIGSPIRITUS INTELLIGENTIAE SANCTIS / KLANGFIGUREN LP
1st edition October 1957
Extremely rare first pressing back from 1957 with tulip labels on DGG, early electronic music experiments from Ernst Krenek & Gottfried Michael Koenig .
Some info on the release: Extremely rare 1st edition issue, released in Germany back in October of 1957 by Deutsche Grammophon . Several re-issues exist (that mention a later release date on the back cover, but this one is the original 1st press!! Belongs to a "series" of 3 10" records with electronic music experiments back from the 50's issued by Deutsche Grammophon (the other 2 with works from Herbert Eimert & Karlheinz Stockhausen ).
Koenig studied composition, piano, analysis and acoustics in Detmold, music representation techniques in Cologne and computer technique in Bonn. He attended and later lectured at the "Darmstädter Ferienkurse" (Darmstadt music summer schools) . From 1954 to 1964 Koenig worked in the electronic studio of West German Radio (WDR) producing his electronic compositions Klangfiguren , Essay and Terminus 1 and wrote orchestral and chamber music. Furthermore he assisted other composers, including Mauricio Kagel, Franco Evangelisti, Gyorgy Ligeti, Herbert Brün and Karlheinz... read more