A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Gottfried Michael Koenig

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October 5, 1926: Gottfried Michael Koenig is born in Magdeburg, Germany, the son of Johannes Koenig and Elfriede Eiselt.
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May 30, 1956: Several works involving magnetic tape are performed for the first time, over the airwaves of WDR, originating in Cologne: Gesang der Junglinge no.8 by Karlheinz Stockhausen (27) to words from the Bible, Klangfiguren II by Gottfried Michael Koenig (29), and Spiritus intelligentiae, sanctus by Ernst Krenek (55) for two solo voices and tape.
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April 14, 1958: Cornelius Cardew (21) marries Ruth Aaronberg, a fellow student at the Royal Academy of Music, at the British Consulate in Düsseldorf. One of the witnesses is Gottfried Michael Koenig (31).
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April 10, 1959: Two Piano Pieces by Gottfired Michael Koenig (32) are performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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November 13, 1959: Hommage à John Cage for piano and tape by Nam June Paik (27) is performed for the first time, in Galerie 22, Düsseldorf. An introductory lecture is given by Gottfried Michael Koenig (33).
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April 5, 1960: String Quartet 1959 by Gottfried Michael Koenig (33) is performed for the first time, in Cincinnati.
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April 25, 1960: Woodwind Quintet by Gottried Michael Koenig (33) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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October 13, 1960: Gottfried Michael Koenig (34) marries Ruth Dolores Aaronberg Cardew.
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October 3, 1962: Orchesterstück 2 by Gottfried Michael Koenig (35) is performed for the first time, in Palermo.
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January 12, 1963: Terminus I for electronic sound generators by Gottfried Michael Koenig (36) is performed for the first time, in Cologne.
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February 27, 1967: Terminus 2 for electronic sound generators by Gottfried Michael Koenig (40) is performed for the first time, in Utrecht.
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November 9, 1967: Terminus X for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (41) is performed for the first time, in Maastricht.
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May 5, 1968: Kurzwellen no.25 for six players by Karlheinz Stockhausen (39) is performed for the first time, in Bremen. Also premiered is Funktion Grün for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (41).
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October 11, 1968: Funktion Gelb for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (42) is performed for the first time, in Berlin.
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November 18, 1968: Funktion Rot for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (42) is performed for the first time, in Utrecht.
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November 25, 1968: Projekt 1-Version1 for ensemble by Gottfried Michael Koenig (42) is performed for the first time, in Utrecht.
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September 23, 1969: Funktion Blau for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (42) is performed for the first time, in Prague.
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November 24, 1969: Funktion Indigo for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (43) is performed for the first time, in Utrecht.
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May 28, 1970: Übung für Klavier by Gottfried Michael Koenig (43) is performed for the first time, in Bremen.
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June 11, 1970: Funktion Grau for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (43) is performed for the first time, in Stockholm.
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November 23, 1970: Funktion Violett for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (44) is performed for the first time, in Utrecht.
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October 30, 1979: Output for tape by Gottfried Michael Koenig (53) is performed for the first time, in Essen-Werden.
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April 8, 1982: Segmente 1-7 for piano by Gottfried Michael Koenig (55) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
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September 28, 1982: Segmente 99-105 for violin and piano by Gottfried Michael Koenig (55) is performed for the first time, in Venice.
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November 21, 1982: The first and third of the 3 ASKO Stücke for winds, string, piano, and marimba by Gottfried Michael Koenig (56) is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam. See 21 October 1984.
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October 21, 1984: The second of the 3 ASKO Stücke for winds, string, piano, and marimba by Gottfried Michael Koenig (58) is performed for the first time, in Paris. See 21 November 1982.
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August 19, 1985: Segmente 92-98 for violin and cello by Gottfried Michael Koenig (58) is performed for the first time, in Vancouver.
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October 18, 1986: Beitrag for orchestra by Gottfried Michael Koenig (60) is performed for the first time, in The Hague.
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June 11, 1987: Segmente 85-91 for flute, bass clarinet, and cello by Gottfried Michael Koenig (60) is performed for the first time, in Piverno.
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June 24, 1988: String Quartet 1987 by Gottfried Michael Koenig (61) is performed for the first time, in Sermoneta.
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April 14, 1989: Intermezzo for flute, clarinet and piano by Gottfried Michael Koenig (62) is performed for the first time, in Ghent.
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December 7, 1993: Concerti e Corali for winds, strings, piano, vibraphone, and marimba by Gottfried Michael Koenig (67) is performed for the first time, in Antwerp.
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August 6, 1994: 60 Blätter for string trio by Gottfried Michael Koenig (67) is performed for the first time, in Darmstadt.
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November 10, 1994: Das A und das O for soprano, alto, harp, and cello by Gottfried Michael Koenig (68) is performed for the first time, in Rome.
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November 4, 2000: Per Flauti for two flutes by Gottfried Michael Koenig (74) is performed for the first time, in Buren.
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November 17, 2001: Polychromie for computer generated sound by Gottfried Michael Koenig (75) is performed for the first time, in Florence.