I am interested to hear what someone who has more overall Stockhausen knowledge thinks of the connection between these two composers music. (I'm not new to Stockhausen but I'm not a scholar either)
There are clear comparisons that can be made between both composers work, despite that the Donaueschinger composers where influenced by, and evolving music into even more expansive musical landscapes than Varese.
I feel that it could be useful to have a discussion-forum on the music of Stockhausen. There are so many people from all over the world, young and old, learned and eager to get into contact with this musical world: musicologists, composers, musicians, music lovers; people who plan concerts - who write books or have to give lectures and so on. So there should be much stuff, many ideas that we can share. And when we have open questions, there may be people who studied just that and could give a hint or a stimulus.
A problem might be the English language, but i feel that is the only possibility that many people who are interested can participate. And we can exercise tolerance to mistakes!