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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Karlheinz Stockhausen Platz

I have posted about public streets that have been named after composers previously on this blog...

Here is an addition to the list from Kuerten-Kettenberg, Germany.

Composer Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) would have been 80 years old on August 22nd, 2008. Stockhausen lived in Kuerten-Kettenberg for 42 years where each summer he presented his international Stockhausen Concerts and Courses for New Music.

The street Rathausplatz in Kuerten was renamed to Karlheinz-Stockhausen-Platz in his honor by the town council of the community. The town council decreed, “Karlheinz Stockhausen felt at home in the whole world, but he liked to live and work in Kuerten. He thus made Kuerten known world-wide.”