Pierre Boulez

Also known as Boulez, Пьерр Булез, P. Boulez

Profile of the performer Pierre Boulez: Boulez was born at Montbrison, France, 26 March 1925.

He studied with Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire (1942-1945) and privately with Andrée Vaurabourg and René Leibowitz, inheriting Messiaen's concern with rhythm, non-developing forms and extra-European music along with the Schönberg tradition of Leibowitz. The clash of the two influences lies behind such intense, disruptive works as his first two piano sonatas (1946, 1948) and Livre pour quatuor for string quartet (1949). The violence of his early music also suited that of René Char's poetry in the cantatas Le visage nuptial (1946) and Le soleil des eaux (1948), though through this highly charged style he was working towards an objective serial control of rhythm, loudness and tone colour that was achieved in the Structures for two pianos (1952). At this time he came to know Stockhausen, with whom he became a leader of the European avantgarde, teaching at Darmstadt (1955-67) and elsewhere, and creating one of the key postwar works in his Le marteau sans maître (1954). Once more to poems by Char, the work is for contralto with alto flute, viola, guitar and percussion: a typical ensemble of middle-range instruments with an emphasis on struck and plucked sounds. The filtering of Boulez's earlier manner through his 'tonal serialism' produces a work of feverish speed, unrest and elegance.



In the mid-1950s Boulez extended his activities to conducting. By the mid-1960s he was appearing widely as a conductor, becoming chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1971-1974) and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1971-1978). Meanwhile his creative output declined. Under the influence of Mallarmé he had embarked on three big aleatory works after Le marteau, but of these the Third Piano Sonata (1957) remains a fragment and Pli selon pli for soprano and orchestra (1962) has been repeatedly revised; only a second book of Structures for two pianos (1961) has been definitively finished. Other works, notably Eclat/Multiples for tuned percussion ensemble and orchestra, also remain in progress, as if the openendedness of Boulez's proliferating musical world had committed him to incompleteness. Only the severe memorial Rituel for orchestra (1975) has escaped that fate.



Since the mid-1970s Boulez has concentrated on his work as director of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, a computer studio in Paris where his main work has been "Répons" for orchestra and digital equipment.

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1 Pierre Boulez - Structures Pour Deux Pianos Structures Pour Deux Pianos 2 mp3, CD WERGO
2 Pierre Boulez - Parsifal Parsifal 42 mp3, CD
3 Pierre Boulez - Concertos For Cello · Violin · Piano Concertos For Cello · Violin · Piano 3 mp3, CD Deutsche Grammophon
4 Pierre Boulez - Domaines Domaines 2 mp3, CD 1971 RCA Red Seal
5 Pierre Boulez - Structures II / Improvisation II Sur Mallarmé Structures II / Improvisation II Sur Mallarmé 2 mp3, CD 1969 Fratelli Fabbri Editori
6 Pierre Boulez - Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert  / Igor Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto - Dumbarton Oaks - 8 Miniatures Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert / Igor Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto - Dumbarton Oaks - 8 Miniatures 12 mp3, CD 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
7 Pierre Boulez - Première Sonate Pour Piano / Deuxième Sonate Pour Piano / Troisième Sonate Pour Piano Première Sonate Pour Piano / Deuxième Sonate Pour Piano / Troisième Sonate Pour Piano 11 mp3, CD 1985 WERGO
8 Pierre Boulez - Sonatine Pour Flûte Et Piano / Première Sonate Pour Piano / Dérive / Mémorial / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double / Cummings Ist Der Dichter Sonatine Pour Flûte Et Piano / Première Sonate Pour Piano / Dérive / Mémorial / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double / Cummings Ist Der Dichter 9 mp3, CD 1991 Erato
9 Pierre Boulez - Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 18 mp3, CD 2000 Deutsche Grammophon
10 Pierre Boulez - Le Marteau Sans Maître / Sonatine / 7 Haïkaï Le Marteau Sans Maître / Sonatine / 7 Haïkaï 20 mp3, CD Disques Adès
11 Pierre Boulez - Pli Selon Pli Pli Selon Pli 6 mp3, CD 2002 Deutsche Grammophon
12 Pierre Boulez - Répons / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double Répons / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double 25 mp3, CD 1998 Deutsche Grammophon
13 Pierre Boulez - Lulu Suite / Der Wein / Lyric Suite Lulu Suite / Der Wein / Lyric Suite 15 mp3, CD 1990 Sony Classical
14 Pierre Boulez - Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 18 mp3, CD 2007-04-00 Deutsche Grammophon
15 Pierre Boulez - Klavierkonzerte Nr.1 Und Nr.3 Klavierkonzerte Nr.1 Und Nr.3 8 mp3, CD
16 Pierre Boulez - Pierre Boulez Parle De Pierrot Lunaire Pierre Boulez Parle De Pierrot Lunaire 2 mp3, CD 1978 CBS
17 Pierre Boulez - Concerto For Orchestra Concerto For Orchestra 5 mp3, CD 1973 CBS
18 Pierre Boulez - Songs Songs 44 mp3, CD 1991-06-00 Deutsche Grammophon
19 Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg / Berio / Carter / Kurtág / Xenakis Schoenberg / Berio / Carter / Kurtág / Xenakis 41 mp3, CD 1995 Erato
20 Pierre Boulez - Secret Theatre · Tragœdia · Five Distances · 3 Settings Of Celan Secret Theatre · Tragœdia · Five Distances · 3 Settings Of Celan 17 mp3, CD 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
21 Pierre Boulez - The Rite Of Spring The Rite Of Spring 21 mp3, CD 1966 Nonesuch
22 Complete Works Opp 1-31 / Das Gesamtwerk / L'Oeuvre Intégrale 34 mp3, CD 1991 Sony Classical
23 Structures For Two Pianos: First And Second Books 5 mp3, CD Mace Records
24 Pierre Boulez - Antiphysis / Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco / Modulations Antiphysis / Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco / Modulations 3 mp3, CD 1984 Erato
25 Pierre Boulez - The Three Piano Sonatas The Three Piano Sonatas 3 mp3, CD 2005-02-00 Deutsche Grammophon
26 Pierre Boulez - Sept Haïkaï, Couleurs De La Cité Céleste, Un Vitrail Et Des Oiseaux, Oiseaux Exotiques Sept Haïkaï, Couleurs De La Cité Céleste, Un Vitrail Et Des Oiseaux, Oiseaux Exotiques 5 mp3, CD 2000 Montaigne
27 Pierre Boulez - Pulcinella · The Song Of The Nightingale · The Nightingale · L'Histoire Du Soldat Pulcinella · The Song Of The Nightingale · The Nightingale · L'Histoire Du Soldat 60 mp3, CD 1995 Erato
28 Pli Selon Pli · Livre Pour Cordes 9 mp3, CD 1995 Sony Classical
29 Pierre Boulez - Bolero, Menuet Antique, Daphnis Et Chloé, La Valse Bolero, Menuet Antique, Daphnis Et Chloé, La Valse 4 mp3, CD 1983
30 Pierre Boulez - Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum 12 mp3, CD Erato
31 Pierre Boulez - Gurre-Lieder Gurre-Lieder 6 mp3, CD 1975 CBS
32 Pierre Boulez - Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V. Troussova / ...agm... Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V. Troussova / ...agm... 2 mp3, CD 1984 Erato
33 Pierre Boulez - Images / Prélude A L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune / Printemps Images / Prélude A L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune / Printemps 14 mp3, CD 1992 Deutsche Grammophon
34 Pierre Boulez - Klavierstück 9 / Sonate N°3 / 6 Petites Pièces Klavierstück 9 / Sonate N°3 / 6 Petites Pièces 3 mp3, CD Music For Pleasure
35 Pli Selon Pli 5 mp3, CD CBS
36 Pierre Boulez - Concerto For Orchestra Concerto For Orchestra 5 mp3, CD CBS
37 Pierre Boulez - Bluebeard's Castle Bluebeard's Castle 19 mp3, CD 1998-07-14 Deutsche Grammophon
38 Pierre Boulez - The Piano Concertos The Piano Concertos 12 mp3, CD 2005 Deutsche Grammophon
39 Première Sonate Pour Piano / Deuxième Sonate Pour Piano / Troisième Sonate Pour Piano 11 mp3, CD 1985 WERGO
40 Pierre Boulez - Clinamen / Nodus - Construction In Space Clinamen / Nodus - Construction In Space 2 mp3, CD 2002 Kairos
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