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Gesang der Jünglinge ("Song of the Youths"), a dramatic and otherworldly piece for magnetic tape and five loudspeakers, combines recordings of electronic sounds with recordings of text fragments drawn from the Bible's Book of Daniel and sung by a boy soprano. Hailed by many as the first masterpiece of electronic music, this thirteen-minute-long composition received its world premiere in the large auditorium of Cologne's West German Radio on May 30, 1956.


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