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Four-disc box set presentation is an anthology of Pierre Boulez's early compositions; complex, radically new and quite ferociously uncompromising. Such fearless, notoriously demanding works as the second 'Piano Sonata' may be heard alongside the gorgeous ultra-modernist exoticism of 'Le Marteau sans maître' and 'Pli selon pli'. These breathtakingly ambitious works are complemented by the first recordings of Boulez as conductor, made at the Domaine musical, a society he formed in Paris during the mid- '50s to provide a platform both for modernist pieces by the likes of Webern, Messiaen and Stockhausen and works which had played a vital role in the evolution of music by such composers as Debussy and Bartok. As a conductor Boulez flew high and fast, engaged as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra by William Glock, Controller of Music at the corporation, and fervent new music enthusiast: "Boulez's ear was fabulous. It was as though he was attached by a hundred strings to every member of the orchestra. "Frank Zappa of The Mothers Of Invention bought his first Boulez album in twelfth grade. He is listed as an influence on the cover of 'Freak Out!' (1966) under the heading "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them. "
Four-disc box set presentation is an anthology of Pierre Boulez's early compositions; complex, radically new and quite ferociously uncompromising. Such fearless, notoriously demanding works as the second 'Piano Sonata' may be heard alongside the gorgeous ultra-modernist exoticism of 'Le Marteau sans maître' and 'Pli selon pli'. These breathtakingly ambitious works are complemented by the first recordings of Boulez as conductor, made at the Domaine musical, a society he formed in Paris during the mid- '50s to provide a platform both for modernist pieces by the likes of Webern, Messiaen and Stockhausen and works which had played a vital role in the evolution of music by such composers as Debussy and Bartok. As a conductor Boulez flew high and fast, engaged as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra by William Glock, Controller of Music at the corporation, and fervent new music enthusiast: "Boulez's ear was fabulous. It was as though he was attached by a hundred strings to every member of the orchestra. "Frank Zappa of The Mothers Of Invention bought his first Boulez album in twelfth grade. He is listed as an influence on the cover of 'Freak Out!' (1966) under the heading "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them. "
5013929336230

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Format: CD
Label: EL RECORDS
Rel. Date: 05/06/2022
UPC: 5013929336230

Composer Conductor Enigma (Uk)
Artist: Pierre Boulez
Format: CD
New: Available $36.99
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DISC: 1

1. Sonatine for Flute and Piano, Op. 1 (1946; Revised 1949) Severino Gazzelloni: Flute; David Tudor: Piano Piano Sonata No. 2 (1948
2. Extrêmement Rapide (Extremely Fast)
3. Lent (Slow)
4. Modéré, Presque Vif (Moderate, Almost Lively)
5. Vif (Lively) Polyphonie X for Ensemble (1950-51); Withdrawn
6. Modéré
7. Lent
8. Vif Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra. Conductor: Hans Rosbaud Polyphonie X for Ensemble (1950-51); Withdrawn
9. Polyphonie X (Part 1) Symphony Orchestra of the Rai (Radiotelevisione Italiana) Conductor: Bruno Madern Deux Études de Musique
10. Étude 1 Sur Un Son
11. Étude 2 Sur Un Accord de Sept Sons
12. Complainte Du Lézard Amoureux
13. La Sorgue (Chanson Pour Yvonne) Irène Joachim: Soprano; Joseph Peyron: Tenor; Pierre Mollet: Baritone. RTF National Orchestra C
14. Premier Mouvement
15. Deuxième Mouvement
16. Troisième Mouvement Aloys Kontarsky, Alfons Kontarsky: Pianos Le Marteau Sans Maître for Alto Voice and Six Instruments (1953-
17. Avant "L'artisanat Furieux"
18. Commentaire I de "Bourreaux de Solitude"
19. L'artisanat Furieux
20. Commentaire II de "Bourreaux de Solitude"
21. "Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments", Double
22. Bourreaux de Solitude
23. Après "L'artisanat Furieux"
24. Commentaire III de "Bourreaux de Solitude"
25. Bel Édifice Et Les Pressentiments - Double Marie-Thérèse Cahn: Contralto. Solistes Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boul
26. La Symphonie Mécanique Musique Concrète, for a Film By Jean Mitry (1955)
27. Poésie Pour Pouvoir (Poems for Power), for Orchestra and Tape,(From the Poem By Henri Michaux) (1955/58); Withdrawn Southwest G
28. Pli Selon Pli: No. 2, Improvisation I Sur Mallarmé
29. Pli Selon Pli: No. 3, Improvisation II Sur Mallarmé Eva Maria Rogner: Soprano; Maria Bergmann: Piano. Orchestra Sinfonica Nazio
30. Tombeau A la Mémoire Du Prince Max Egon Zu Fürstenberg (1959)
31. Eva-Maria Rogner: Soprano. Ensemble Domaine Musical Paris. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
32. Chapitre I
33. Chapitre II / Version 1
34. Chapitre II / Version 2Yvonne Loriod, Piere Boulez: Pianos
35. Kontra-Punkte for Ten Instruments, Op. 1 (1952-1953)Solistes Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
36. Ruhig Schreitend
37. Variationen Orchestre Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
38. Concertino for Twelve Instruments (Arrangement of the Original Work for a String Quartet (1920), Made By Igor Stravinsky in 1952
39. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
40. Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920, Version 1947)Orchestre Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
41. Intégrales for Orchestra and Percussion (1923-1925)Orchestre Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
42. Serenata 1 for Flute and Fourteen Instruments (1957)Severino Gazzeloni: Flute. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
43. Incontri, for Twenty-Four Instruments
44. Orchestre Du Domaine Musical. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
45. Zeitmasse (Time Measures), for Five Woodwinds Op.5 (1956)
46. Conductor: Pierre Boulez
47. Ouverture. Allegretto. Sehr Flott
48. Tanzschritte
49. Thema Mit Variationen Gigueconductor: Pierre Boulez

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Four-disc box set presentation is an anthology of Pierre Boulez's early compositions; complex, radically new and quite ferociously uncompromising. Such fearless, notoriously demanding works as the second 'Piano Sonata' may be heard alongside the gorgeous ultra-modernist exoticism of 'Le Marteau sans maître' and 'Pli selon pli'. These breathtakingly ambitious works are complemented by the first recordings of Boulez as conductor, made at the Domaine musical, a society he formed in Paris during the mid- '50s to provide a platform both for modernist pieces by the likes of Webern, Messiaen and Stockhausen and works which had played a vital role in the evolution of music by such composers as Debussy and Bartok. As a conductor Boulez flew high and fast, engaged as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic and as chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra by William Glock, Controller of Music at the corporation, and fervent new music enthusiast: "Boulez's ear was fabulous. It was as though he was attached by a hundred strings to every member of the orchestra. "Frank Zappa of The Mothers Of Invention bought his first Boulez album in twelfth grade. He is listed as an influence on the cover of 'Freak Out!' (1966) under the heading "These People Have Contributed Materially In Many Ways To Make Our Music What It Is. Please Do Not Hold It Against Them. "
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