Pierre Boulez

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House music: Andrew Clements' watching and listening picks
This week, Andrew Clements gets his teeth into Barenboim’s festival of new music, looks back in wonder at Wunderlich, and looks forward to looking back to the Proms

Andrew Clements

13, Jul, 2020 @4:38 PM

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Hommage à Boulez CD review – fabulous and compelling bow to a modern master

Andrew Clements

16, Mar, 2017 @6:15 PM

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Boulez in the jungle: avant-garde music's indigenous soul
Distracted from his composing and iconoclasm by the necessity of earning some money, a young Pierre Boulez found work with a Parisian theatre company. Three trips he made with them to South America changed him and his music forever

Robert Worby

26, Jan, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Berlin Phil: Europa Concerts 1991-2015 DVD review – a set of special things to savour
A quarter century of broadcast Europa Concerts are brought together in this extensive DVD set that features some exceptional performances

Andrew Clements

22, Jun, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Pierre Boulez: Young Composer and Conductor CD review – hallmark clarity and precision

Andrew Clements

19, May, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Boulez: Livre pour Quatuor 'Révisé' CD review – rapturous beauty from the Diotimas
The Diotima’s recording of Boulez’s fluid work vividly captures its austerity and exuberance and is a record of the composer’s final thoughts on this radical piece

Andrew Clements

11, May, 2016 @2:00 PM

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Ensemble Intercontemporain review – modernist masterpieces played with authority and sparkle
Composer Aurélio Edler-Copes made his presence felt with a new work that held its own alongside Debussy and Bartók

Andrew Clements

23, Feb, 2016 @2:30 PM

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Easter fix is a hot potato for vegetable gardeners | Letters
Letters: Currently determined by phases of the moon, which affects the water table, it leads to the tradition of planting potatoes on Good Friday

Letters

17, Jan, 2016 @7:16 PM

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Pierre Boulez: 'He was one of the naughtiest of great artists'
Gerard McBurney, creator of multimedia performance A Pierre Dream, remembers his impish friend – the conductor, composer and provocateur

Gerard McBurney

12, Jan, 2016 @9:26 AM

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Pierre Boulez appreciation: he transformed our musical experience
The French composer and conductor changed the course of 20th-century music. He was also polite, gentle and very funny

Nicholas Kenyon

10, Jan, 2016 @8:30 AM

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Andrew Clements on Boulez: He changed how we listen to 20th century music
The polemicist’s precision and lucidity illuminated contemporary music in a way that few other conductors have even approached. It is this that will be his legacy

Andrew Clements

06, Jan, 2016 @5:34 PM

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Pierre Boulez, classical music's maverick, dies aged 90
The composer, conductor, writer and performer, who directed the New York Philharmonic, had been ill for some time

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, Jan, 2016 @4:50 PM

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