Author Topic: Pierre Boulez (1925-2016)  (Read 142420 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.

Offline Mahlerian

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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.
"l do not consider my music as atonal, but rather as non-tonal. I feel the unity of all keys. Atonal music by modern composers admits of no key at all, no feeling of any definite center." - Arnold Schoenberg

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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.