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  Diotima Quartet premieres Boulez work 64
Los Angeles TimesDiotima Quartet premieres Boulez work 64 years in the makingLos Angeles TimesPierre Boulez must not have gotten the memo about a work of art never being finished, merely abandoned. Boulez, who died last year at age 90, had the hardest time letting go of his works. Take “Livre Pour Quatuor,” Révisé (“Book for Quartet,” Revised ...
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 9:41 pm
  Fireworks and other feats from two favored
The Boston GlobeFireworks and other feats from two favored performersThe Boston GlobeSunday's Gardner Museum concert was the first of a series centered on the three piano sonatas of Pierre Boulez, surrounding each with music of Bartok and Debussy. It featured two of the venue's favorite performers: pianist Paavali Jumppanen and ...
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 7:03 pm
  La valse du cinéma - Gramophone
GramophoneLa valse du cinémaGramophoneIts sound has proved popular with composers from Charles Koechlin and Pierre Boulez to Arthur Honegger and Maurice Jarre (who famously employed it to depict the desert in 1962's Lawrence of Arabia). More than any other instrument, the ondes martenot ...
Posted on 20 February 2017 | 4:33 am
  Bartók's music of life and death, at the
Bartók's music of life and death, at the Gardner MuseumThe Boston Globe... having recently offered concerts pairing the music of Bela Bartók with that of Robert Schumann, kicks off another series of blind dates: pianist Paavali Jumppanen and violinist Corey Cerovsek surrounding Pierre Boulez's three piano sonatas with ...
Posted on 16 February 2017 | 7:06 pm
  Reg's Répons to Boulez Honors Modern
The Chicago MaroonReg's Répons to Boulez Honors Modern Musical MasterThe Chicago MaroonIn 1952, Pierre Boulez wrote “Schoenberg is dead.” Arnold Schoenberg, the prolific composer and a founding father of atonal music, had in fact died in 1951, but his legacy was—and is—far from dead. Yet Boulez's willingness to attack such a visionary ...
Posted on 13 February 2017 | 7:16 pm
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  The Hypnotic Groove Of Xenakis
The modernist composer's solo percussion music — fueled by quick pulses in bongos and the fat punctuations of bass drums — flows in a new recording.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 5:50 am
  How Much Has Pierre Boulez Done For Music In
“As a composer and theorist, he shaped the path of modernism in postwar Europe. As a conductor, he redefined concert programming. As an educator and administrator, he oversaw the creation of groundbreaking music facilities.”
Posted on 2 April 2015 | 2:37 am
  Suspense thriller
THE BBC Symphony Orchestra’s latest Total Immersion day at the Barbican broadcast the fact that the musical master-spirit of the age has turned 90. Pierre Boulez is the only remaining embodiment of a postwar avant-garde uniquely influential, intransigent and controversial, but this lone survivor happens to be its central pillar.
Posted on 28 March 2015 | 3:47 pm
  S**t Pierre Boulez Said
“I don’t want my statements to be frozen in time. A date should always be attached to them. Certainly if you take a picture of yourself 30 years ago, that same picture cannot be used as a picture of yourself today.”
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:46 am
  The Sensuous Radical: Pierre Boulez at 90
Claiming total freedom in sound and color — and making outrageous pronouncements — the tough-minded composer and conductor charted a new course for classical music.
Posted on 26 March 2015 | 10:01 am
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  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
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  MatthiasNaske: RT @DGclassics: "How
MatthiasNaske: RT @DGcl#%%ics: "How Pierre Boulez and I first came to make music together is a rather l##%g story." @DBarenboim ##% #PierreBoulez: https://t…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:40 pm
  FT_Studio_W_Ldn: 1.2.3 say Ahhh Pierre
FT_Studio_W_Ldn: 1.2.3 say Ahhh Pierre Boulez, Composer and C&*^ductor Who Pushed Modernism’s Boundaries, Dies at 90 - The New https://t.co/jSpCIn5btG
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:40 pm
  hexenbiest15: RT @UMC: #HappyBirthday
hexenbiest15: RT @UMC: #HappyBirthday #PierreBoulez! Though g&*e, your influence &* #Cl^~*icalMusic is never forgotten. https://t.co/453EwIBLzV https://t…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:40 pm
  NoontimeConcert: RT @nprclassical: Hat tip
No#^%timeC#^%cert: RT @nprcl##ical: Hat tip (from our archives) to the uncompromising, amazing, Pierre Boulez, born #^% this date in 1925. https://t.co/BmzGrM…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:40 pm
  dw_culture: RT @sarahwillis: The wonderful
dw_culture: RT @sarahwillis: The w@&!@derful #LisaBatiashvili in the new @boulezsaal @&!@ this week's #SarahsMusic https://t.co/WIeslyFrMl https://t.co/WNh…
Posted on 27 March 2017 | 1:40 pm



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