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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (born March 26, 1925) is a composer and conductor of contemporary music. Boulez is also an articulate, perceptive and sweeping writer onmusic. Some articles —notably the notorious «Schoenberg is Dead» (1951)— were deliberately provocative and veered towards polemic. Others dealt withquestions of technique and aesthetics in a deeply reflective if sometimes elliptical manner. These writings have mostly been republished under the titles Notesof an Apprenticeship, Orientations: Collected Writings, and Boulez on Music Today, as well as within reprints of the journal of the ...read more

Pierre Boulez (born March 26, 1925) is a composer and conductor of contemporary music. Boulez is also an articulate, perceptive and sweeping writer onmusic. Some articles —notably the notorious «Schoenberg is Dead» (1951)— were deliberately provocative and veered towards polemic. Others dealt withquestions of technique and aesthetics in a deeply reflective if sometimes elliptical manner. These writings have mostly been republished under the titles Notesof an Apprenticeship, Orientations: Collected Writings, and Boulez on Music Today, as well as within reprints of the journal of the Darmstadt composers of thetime, Die Reihe.

Boulez is also world-famous conductor, having directed most of the world’s leading symphony orchestras and ensembles since the late fifties. He served bothas Chief Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra from 1971-1975, and Music Director of the New York Philharmonic from 1971-1977. He is currently thePrincipal Guest Conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Boulez is particularly famed for his polished interpretations of twentieth century classics - Claude Debussy, Gustav Mahler, Arnold Schoenberg, Igor Sravinsky,Leoš Janáček, Béla Bartók, Anton Webern and Edgard Varèse - as well as for numerous performances of contemporary music. Clarity, precision, rhythmicagility and a respect for the composers’ intentions as notated in the musical score are the hallmarks of his conducting style. He never uses a baton,conducting with his hands alone. His nineteenth century repertoire focuses upon Ludwig van Beethoven, Hector Berlioz, Robert Schumann and especiallyRichard Wagner. « hide

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4
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3.5
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