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.
This was the same Festival at which Cage and Pierre Boulez
on opposite sides of a compositional dispute for 36 years were reconciled with a handshake overseen by Olivier Messiaen.
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.
Classical Thomas Various Orchestras / Dodge / Boulez
/ Knussen THIS is a survey of works from 1995-2013 by the New York-born composer Augusta Read Thomas, who will be 50 this year.
has combined composition at the very highest level with the direction of leading orchestras, an intense teaching effort, and the creation of front-line centers for the investigation and transmission of contemporary music, like IRCAM, or Ensemble InterContemporain
Lebanese-American George Pehlivanian was born in Beirut and emigrated to Los Angeles with his family, and went on to study conducting with Pierre Boulez
, Lorin Mzel and Ferdinand Leitner.
Considering how large Pierre Boulez
looms over post-war music, it is remarkable that neither his music nor aesthetic world-view has been the subject of an English-language monograph for many years.
In its 35 years the International Istanbul Music Festival hosted honorable conductors such as Zubin Mehta, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, Riccardo Muti, Ton Koopman, William Christie, Howard Griffiths, Valery Gergiev, Christopher Hogwood, Pierre Boulez
, Kurt Masur, Mark Minkowski and Jos Collado.
Variations on the Canon: Essays on Music From Bach to Boulez
in Honor of Charles Rosen on His Eightieth Birthday.
Frautschi has performed in the past with Pierre Boulez
and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Christoph Eschenbach and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival, and at Wigmore Hall and Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival.
In September, she sings the title role of Stravinsky's Le Rossignol with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Pierre Boulez
Stark has also conducted orchestras including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the English Chamber Orchestra, and has worked alongside Pierre Boulez
, Sir Colin Davis, Lord Menuhin, Sir Roger Norrington and Klaus Tennstedt.