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Posted on 4 October 2018 | 8:59 am
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 100th
San Francisco Classical VoiceThe Los Angeles Philharmonic's 100th Birthday Gala RocksSan Francisco Classical VoiceHis rock performances (Freak Outs) were memorably wild, while his “serious” musical compositions could be academically cool, having more in common with Pierre Boulez. G-Spot Tornado (despite its provocative title) is a rollicking piece that abounds in ...and more »
Posted on 2 October 2018 | 4:07 pm
After 350 Years, Paris Still Defines Opera -
New York TimesAfter 350 Years, Paris Still Defines OperaNew York TimesMr. Jarrell, 59, is of the generation of European composers who grew up in a musical landscape dominated by Pierre Boulez and created work that largely — and often interchangeably — echoed his style. Cloudlike and smoky, the music of “Bérénice” ...and more »
Posted on 2 October 2018 | 10:10 am
New York's New Maestro - Wall Street Journal
Wall Street JournalNew York's New MaestroWall Street JournalAfter Leonard Bernstein left the job in 1969, the orchestra chose as his successor an antipode, the cerebral Pierre Boulez.Zubin Mehta—who, like Bernstein, was flashy, telegenic and musically indulgent—followed Boulez. The echt-sober Kurt Masur ...
Posted on 1 October 2018 | 2:25 pm
Standaart Remembered for Teaching Flute at
Wesleyan Connection (blog)Standaart Remembered for Teaching Flute at Wesleyan for 43 YearsWesleyan Connection (blog)He premiered many new works for flute, including compositions of his Wesleyan colleagues. He also performed contemporary works of extraordinary difficulty by Pierre Boulez and Henry Brant. Brant said that Peter Standaart was the finest flutist he had ...
Posted on 26 September 2018 | 8:35 am
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