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 (bo͞o-lĕz′), Pierre 1925-2016.
French conductor and composer of atonal, avant-garde works, notably Le Marteau sans Maître (1955).
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(ˈbuːlɛz; French bulɛ)
(Biography) Pierre (pjɛr). born 1925, French composer and conductor, whose works employ total serialism
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Pierre, born 1925, French composer and conductor.
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PIERRE Boulez, the former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic, has died at the age of 90.
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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.
The revolution of the twentieth century saw the atonal works of Schoenberg, Stackhausen and Boulez, among others.
The long-standing and complex relation of IRCAM's founder, Pierre Boulez, to Igor Stravinsky, is well-known (5), and predates by many years the establishment of IRCAM (6).
Naumburg award twice - as a soloist and as a chamber musician - Shelton has performed and recorded repertoire from Bach to Boulez in major venues throughout the world.
The composer and conductor Pierre Boulez paid tribute to Janacek's works with his ambitious interpretations especially of the Glagolitic Mass and From the House of the Dead.
A synthesis of the lyricism of Alban Berg and the angularity of Pierre Boulez led to some constantly fascinating counterpoint workings for the orchestra.
In 1995, conductor Pierre Boulez led the Cleveland Orchestra in a performance of Claude Debussy's La Mer (DG 439 896-2), a recording that was widely praised at the time for both its performance and its sound quality.
She made her debut with the New York Philharmonic, conducted by Pierre Boulez, 12 years later.
Certainly, last summer's production seemed no exception when it came to the music: Parsifal would be conducted by Pierre Boulez. But how would the enfant terrible Schlingensief--well-known in the German-speaking world for films and videos such as 100 Years of Adolf Hitler: The Last Hours in the Fuhrer's Bunker (1989) and The German Chainsaw Massacre (1990), not to mention Kill Helmut Kohl!