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Stockhausen: Cosmic Prophet

Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks to Tom Service. We hear from the guardians of Karlheinz Stockhausen's legacy. Tom explores the songs composed to the poetry of Baudelaire.

Violin superstar, Patricia Kopatchinskaja talks to Tom Service about mixing things up, changing traditions, surprising audiences and the power musicians have to communicate big ideas. We hear from the guardians of Karlheinz Stockhausen's legacy, Suzanne Stevens and Kathinka Pasveer as his universal and all-encompassing music is celebrated at the Southbank Centre. We hear how the next generation is working with Stockhausen’s music and deals to compose new works, like Darren Cunningham, AKA Actress (pictured) whose work will be premiered at Southbank centre next week. From Debussy to David Bowie (and indeed the Rolling Stones), Tom discovers some of the hundreds of songs composed to the poetry of Baudelaire. And finally, the American musicologist and author, Lawrence Kramer asks us to listen deeply as he reveals all about the Hum of the World.

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