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 (bo͞o-lĕz′), Pierre 1925-2016.
French conductor and composer of atonal, avant-garde works, notably Le Marteau sans Maître (1955).

Boulez

(ˈbuːlɛz; French bulɛ)
n
(Biography) Pierre (pjɛr). born 1925, French composer and conductor, whose works employ total serialism

Bou•lez

(buˈlɛz)

n.
Pierre, born 1925, French composer and conductor.
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Links to key figures from the world of music will include Sir Walter Parratt, Master of the Queen's Music, the Sex Pistols whose last UK performance was held in the town, and international giants of contemporary music, including Cage, Stockhausen and Boulez.
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Boulez esta influido por la segunda escuela de Viena y Anton Weber, de donde se Iniciaran sus inquietudes que lo llevaran al seriatismo integral junto con Stockhausen y a ser un referente de la segunda mitad del siglo XX.
Una vez mas la realidad nos confirma esa constante de que la muerte de los grandes en una especialidad suele venir de tres en tres, porque a escasos dias del triste deceso del notable director de orquesta aleman Kurt Masur, hecho igualmente aqui consignado, ahora se ha dado el no menos sensible del frances Pierre Boulez (Montbrison, 1925-Baden-Baden, 2016), en su caso tambien reconocido como compositor y pedagogo cuya influencia en el curso de la musica contemporanea de concierto ha sido innegable.
PIERRE Boulez, the former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, has died at the age of 90.
Under the leadership of conductor-pianist Daniel Barenboim at Berlin's Staatskapelle, a series of concerts celebrating the 90th birthday of composer Pierre Boulez culminated with a performance on March 29 of his 1946 "Le visage nuptial," a rarely performed, transcendent cantata for soprano, alto, women's chorus and orchestra set to poems by Rene Char.
Most of the musicians portrayed are seriously big hitters (the likes of Claudio Abbado, Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Hans Werner Henze, and Karlheinz Stockhausen).
He discusses the idea of "German music"; the work of Arnold Schoenberg, Alban Berg, Nikos Skalkottas, Luigi Nono, Olivier Messiaen, Pierre Boulez, Gyorgy Ligeti, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Bernd Alois Zimmermann, Alfred Schnittke, Hanz Werner Henze, and Wolfgang Rihm; the music of postmodern composers; multicultural phenomena in new music; nationalism and folklorism; principles of vocal composition; and the influence of Beethoven on the Schoenberg school.
But it's true, in a sense, that the innovative International Contemporary Ensemble, under the direction of artist in residence and percussionist extraordinaire Steven Schick, did recently perform the instrumental and vocal equivalent of a back-and-forth between composers Cage and Pierre Boulez, his erstwhile acolyte, based on their brief correspondence.