Newly arrived from Kurten yesterday, a couple of Stockhausen recordings - Licht-Bilder (the 3rd scene on Sonntag aus Licht), and the complete Dienstag aus Licht.
Had a cursory listen to Licht-Bilder this morning; can't say it did a massive amount for me, which was also my reaction to the first two scenes of Sonntag which I acquired earlier in the year. Hoping the remaining scenes (when I get them) prove a bit more engaging.
On the other hand, Dienstag, of which I've just finished a first spin, worked pretty much from the get-go. The "greeting" was fine, the first scene "The Course of the Year" was terrific, and the second scene "Invasion - Explosion with Farewell" was fantastic. I've heard the electronic layer of the latter ("Oktophonie") once before on youtube, and I'm really going to have to get the separate recording of that one at some point too.
That means I've now got four and a half of the Licht operas (Dienstag, Mittwoch, Freitag, Samstag, the first three scenes of Sonntag). I think Samstag's probably my favourite as an overall work, and Sonntag has a long way to go to win my favour thus far!! Aiming to have the whole set by the end of the year now.