Studie Marcuse Zagorskiho je věnována dílu hudebního skladatele Karlheinze Stockhausena. Autor se však na něj zaměřuje z netradičního pohledu, protože zkoumá problematiku a způsob poslechu Stockhausenovy hudby.
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s theory of listening reflected essential tenets of his creative practice and aesthetic inclinations. He outlined an admirably tolerant and accepting approach to listening and encouraged different listeners to generate different formal models to describe the same music. His method of listening thereby challenged the perceptual reconstruction of known, pre-existing forms that was so important to listening in the preceding 150 years, and this complemented his compositional challenge to another established aesthetic category – that of the closed musical work. By revealing this aesthetic background, this article shows the significance of Stockhausen’s thinking about listening.