Author Topic: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)  (Read 147625 times)

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Offline Uhor

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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1360 on: June 24, 2018, 06:24:14 PM »
I feel we'd be happy if another self-assured angsty youngster perfect ears came up and shook things a little again.

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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1361 on: July 15, 2018, 06:39:07 AM »
Notations is a magnificent riot of color and rhythm.  My hope is that in the near future it becomes standard repertoire.
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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1362 on: July 15, 2018, 08:31:13 AM »
Notations is a magnificent riot of color and rhythm.  My hope is that in the near future it becomes standard repertoire.

Fully agreed! It's a stunning work, and very accessible as well. I bet a lot of people would enjoy it, if orchestras were to perform it regularly.

I find it unacceptable when people claim that Boulez didn't care about the listeners or the reception of his music. He did - very much actually. I recently read an interview in which he stated his admiration for interpreters like Pollini, who play his music with almost romantic passion and intense expression.

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4 September live 'Marteau'
« Reply #1363 on: August 30, 2018, 01:53:52 PM »
On Tuesday, 4 September, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher will play Berg, Webern, and Boulez 'Le Marteau sans maître.' Concert will be broadcast live.

http://www.ensembleinter.com/fr/concert-1113-Marteau-sans-maitre.html

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Re: 4 September live 'Marteau'
« Reply #1364 on: August 31, 2018, 09:10:40 AM »
On Tuesday, 4 September, the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Matthias Pintscher will play Berg, Webern, and Boulez 'Le Marteau sans maître.' Concert will be broadcast live.

http://www.ensembleinter.com/fr/concert-1113-Marteau-sans-maitre.html

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Thanks for the heads-up, Bruce. I didn’t know the concert will be broadcast.

This concert is actually part of the first “Biennale Pierre Boulez”, a joint initiative of the Philharmonie de Paris and Daniel Barenboim. 10 concerts are scheduled from September 3 through 8, with music by Boulez or composers he admired (Debussy, Stravinsky...), “exotic” influences (the imperial Gagaku), young and rising composers, and—of particular interest—the world premiere of an early work for piano, Prélude, Toccata et Scherzo, released from Boulez’s manuscripts held by the Paul Sacher Foundarion. Our sorely missed fellow GMGer Jessop alerted us about this some months ago.

Full information here.

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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1365 on: August 31, 2018, 10:06:13 AM »
And thanks for that additional info! (I wonder if they are planning to broadcast the others?)

In any case, missed Jessop's comment first time around, so appreciate your reviving it.

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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1366 on: October 04, 2018, 12:03:04 PM »
A new recording of Le marteau sans maître will be released in a couple of days:



Comments by the performers, ONIX Ensamble from Mexico:

”When we decided to prepare a performance of Pierre Boulez's The Hammer with no Master, we knew that we were facing a great challenge: a work of great technical and artistic complexity. What we present in this album is our live version, which we believe constitutes an original and truly Latin American interpretation. It was recorded in the year 2005, and since then it was put away, because we couldnt find the pieces that could accompany such monumentality, and its thirty-five minutes were not enough to complete a record project by itself. It was not until recently that ONIX decided to release this version, accompanied by also live performances of works by composers Maki Ishii and Elliott Carter, whose interpretive and compositional contribution was similar, both aesthetically and conceptually. Hard Core requires very strong instrumental skills, not only in the technical aspects for each individual player, but in terms of ensemble work. The recording is a challenge for the listener as well: hard core listening- necessary to appreciate and enjoy the innumerable contours of a sound reef full of details and complex refinements in timbre, dynamics, rhythms and harmony”.
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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1367 on: October 13, 2018, 04:44:36 PM »
Man, this piece is really getting a hell of a lot of performances and recordings lately! Sooner or later I will find it too hard to keep up.........I want them all! I have most of them so far (including all of Boulez's own recordings).............

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Re: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)
« Reply #1368 on: October 13, 2018, 05:34:36 PM »
Man, this piece is really getting a hell of a lot of performances and recordings lately! Sooner or later I will find it too hard to keep up.........I want them all! I have most of them so far (including all of Boulez's own recordings).............

I have two recordings of MsM with Boulez and one without. It is the one without him (Percussions de Strasbourg) that I responded to best. I can not say I actual like the work. (Basically the later the work in his career, the more I like it.)
I wishlisted this, although it is the Carter I would by it for. I don't think I have heard that piece before. (Ishii is unknown to me.)

 

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