Trumpeter Christopher Coletti to Give
University of Arkansas NewswireTrumpeter Christopher Coletti to Give Masterclass to Music Students and PublicUniversity of Arkansas NewswireComfortable in many musical styles, Coletti has performed with a wide range of musicians ranging from Yefim Bronfman, Pierre Boulez, Michael Tilson Thomas and Ricardo Muti to Quincy Jones, Carlos Santana, Gloria Estefan, and Miami Sound Machine.
Posted on 9 October 2017 | 10:08 pm
Luther: Dancing with the Gods, Berlin —
Financial TimesLuther: Dancing with the Gods, Berlin — nothing quite worksFinancial TimesDoes a chamber music hall have to work as an opera house? There was a lot of hype surrounding the first scenic production in Berlin's brand new Pierre Boulez Saal, just days after the re-opening of Daniel Barenboim's other Berlin venue, the Staatsoper ...
Posted on 9 October 2017 | 9:28 am
Music Review: A Double Dose of Pierre
VultureMusic Review: A Double Dose of Pierre Boulez's RéponsVultureTechnology, constantly new and immediately old, can be unkind to its artistic pioneers. In the early 1980s, when Pierre Boulez composed the first iteration of his electronic manifesto Répons, the idea that you could touch a single key on a piano and ...
Posted on 9 October 2017 | 8:41 am
Pierre Boulez illuminated in time and space
New York Classical ReviewPierre Boulez illuminated in time and space at the Park Avenue ArmoryNew York Classical ReviewThe Ensemble Intercontemporain, conducted by Matthias Pintscher, opened the first of two nights of performances of a single piece, Pierre Boulez's Répons, and the event was a celebration of profound timelessness. The performance was organized and ...
Posted on 7 October 2017 | 9:59 am
Terrifying Trills: The Week's 8 Best
New York TimesTerrifying Trills: The Week's 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTubeNew York TimesIn anticipation of this weekend's performances of “Répons,” Pierre Boulez's surround-sound masterpiece, I've been rereading some of Boulez's writings. When describing the necessity of a new repertoire, in his 1977 essay “Technology and the Composer ...
Posted on 6 October 2017 | 12:00 pm
SWR Symphony Orchestra/Roth review –
For his prom with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, though, he was very much in 20th-century mode, and devoted the first half to continuing the season’s 90th-birthday tribute to Pierre Boulez. ‘... explosante-fixe ...’ is one of ...
Posted on 28 August 2015 | 12:26 am
Interview: Geoffrey Munn - a world authority
Their son, Nicholas, stepped in as chairman. A brilliant musician and arts administrator, he co-founded and managed the London Sinfonietta as well as co-founding, with Pierre Boulez, the Ensemble intercontemporain in Paris. He later took on the role of ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 8:39 pm
The Lucerne Festival Is on the Threshold of
Mr. Abbado was considered a near god in Lucerne. But Mr. Haefliger also has had to find a replacement for Pierre Boulez, who owing to age and infirmity will retire as artistic director of the Lucerne Festival Academy, a contemporary music institute ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:13 am
Pierre Boulez: '... explosante-fixe ...'
With Sophie Cherrier, Dagmar Becker, Anne Romeis (flutes), SWR Experimental Studio electronics and the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg, conducted by Francois-Xavier Roth. With its title remembered from André Breton – on the need for ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 10:12 pm
Those clever French
Pierre Boulez’s 90th birthday has been celebrated across the musical world, and the Proms have not slighted him. Seven of his works are down for the season, including one of the rarest, Figures-Doubles-Prismes, first performed in 1958, but developed with ...
Posted on 22 August 2015 | 6:56 am