Remembering Pierre Boulez

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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pierre Boulez (Unknown)

Among his many positions over his distinguished career, composer-conductor Pierre Boulez, who died in January, spent several seasons as music director of the New York Philharmonic. The orchestra honors him with a program dedicated to his memory. Included are highlights of many of his concert performances with the orchestra, as well as performances of his own compositions. 

Program Playlist:

Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin

Debussy: La Mer

Debussy: Jeux

Berg: Rondo from Lulu Suite

Boulez: Polyphonie X

Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, & Celesta

Stravinsky: "Harbingers of Spring" from The Rite of Spring 

Ravel: Une Barque sur l’ocean

Carter: Symphony of Three Orchestras

Varèse: Deserts

Berg: Variations from Lulu Suite

Stravinsky: Petrushka’s Room from Petrushka

Berg: Lyric Suite

Mahler: Symphony No. 3: III

Boulez: Improvisation I from Pli selon Pli

Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll

Wagner: Overture to Tannhauser

Boulez: Explosante-fixe

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