Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez

Also known as Boulez, Пьерр Булез, P. Boulez
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Discography of Pierre Boulez:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Structures Pour Deux Pianos 2 Audio WERGO
2 Parsifal 42 Audio
3 Concertos For Cello · Violin · Piano 3 Audio Deutsche Grammophon
4 Domaines 2 Audio 1971 RCA Red Seal
5 Structures II / Improvisation II Sur Mallarmé 2 Audio 1969 Fratelli Fabbri Editori
6 Alban Berg: Kammerkonzert / Igor Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto - Dumbarton Oaks - 8 Miniatures 12 Audio 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
7 Première Sonate Pour Piano / Deuxième Sonate Pour Piano / Troisième Sonate Pour Piano 11 Audio 1985 WERGO
8 Sonatine Pour Flûte Et Piano / Première Sonate Pour Piano / Dérive / Mémorial / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double / Cummings Ist Der Dichter 9 Audio 1991 Erato
9 Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 18 Audio 2000 Deutsche Grammophon
10 Le Marteau Sans Maître / Sonatine / 7 Haïkaï 20 Audio Disques Adès
11 Pli Selon Pli 6 Audio 2002 Deutsche Grammophon
12 Répons / Dialogue De L'Ombre Double 25 Audio 1998 Deutsche Grammophon
13 Lulu Suite / Der Wein / Lyric Suite 15 Audio 1990 Sony Classical
14 Sur Incises / Messagesquisse / Anthèmes 2 18 Audio 2007-04-00 Deutsche Grammophon
15 Klavierkonzerte Nr.1 Und Nr.3 8 Audio
16 Pierre Boulez Parle De Pierrot Lunaire 2 Audio 1978 CBS
17 Concerto For Orchestra 5 Audio 1973 CBS
18 Songs 44 Audio 1991-06-00 Deutsche Grammophon
19 Schoenberg / Berio / Carter / Kurtág / Xenakis 41 Audio 1995 Erato
20 Secret Theatre · Tragœdia · Five Distances · 3 Settings Of Celan 17 Audio 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
21 The Rite Of Spring 21 Audio 1966 Nonesuch
22 Complete Works Opp 1-31 / Das Gesamtwerk / L'Oeuvre Intégrale 34 Audio 1991 Sony Classical
23 Structures For Two Pianos: First And Second Books 5 Audio Mace Records
24 Antiphysis / Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco / Modulations 3 Audio 1984 Erato
25 The Three Piano Sonatas 3 Audio 2005-02-00 Deutsche Grammophon
26 Sept Haïkaï, Couleurs De La Cité Céleste, Un Vitrail Et Des Oiseaux, Oiseaux Exotiques 5 Audio 2000 Montaigne
27 Pulcinella · The Song Of The Nightingale · The Nightingale · L'Histoire Du Soldat 60 Audio 1995 Erato
28 Pli Selon Pli · Livre Pour Cordes 9 Audio 1995 Sony Classical
29 Bolero, Menuet Antique, Daphnis Et Chloé, La Valse 4 Audio 1983
30 Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum 12 Audio Erato
31 Gurre-Lieder 6 Audio 1975 CBS
32 Messages De Feu Demoiselle R.V. Troussova / ...agm... 2 Audio 1984 Erato
33 Images / Prélude A L'Après-Midi D'Un Faune / Printemps 14 Audio 1992 Deutsche Grammophon
34 Klavierstück 9 / Sonate N°3 / 6 Petites Pièces 3 Audio Music For Pleasure
35 Pli Selon Pli 5 Audio CBS
36 Concerto For Orchestra 5 Audio CBS
37 Bluebeard's Castle 19 Audio 1998-07-14 Deutsche Grammophon
38 The Piano Concertos 12 Audio 2005 Deutsche Grammophon
39 Première Sonate Pour Piano / Deuxième Sonate Pour Piano / Troisième Sonate Pour Piano 11 Audio 1985 WERGO
40 Clinamen / Nodus - Construction In Space 2 Audio 2002 Kairos
41 The Perfect Stranger 7 Audio 1984 La Voix De Son Maître
42 Wagner Par Boulez 4 Audio 1973 CBS
43 The New Music Vol. 2 3 Audio 1968 RCA Victrola
44 Serenata I / Sonatine / Cantéyodjayâ / Zeitmasze 4 Audio 1985 Disques Adès
45 La Mer - Nocturnes - Jeux - Rhapsodie Pour Clarinette Et Orchestre 12 Audio 1995 Deutsche Grammophon
46 Daphnis Et Chloé, Pavane For A Dead Princess, Rapsodie Espagnole, Alborada Del Gracioso 4 Audio 1971 CBS
47 A Symphony Of Three Orchestras / Déserts · Ecuatorial · Hyperprism 4 Audio 1995 Sony Classical
48 Pierrot Lunaire 25 Audio 1976 Disques Adès
49 Le Marteau Sans Maître 9 Audio 1964 Disques Adès
50 La Mer - L'Après Midi D'un Faune - Jeux 7 Audio 1967 CBS


Boulez was born at Montbrison, France, 26 March 1925.

He studied with Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire (1942-1945) and privately with Andrée Vaurabourg and René Leibowitz, inheriting Messiaen's concern with rhythm, non-developing forms and extra-European music along with the Schönberg tradition of Leibowitz. The clash of the two influences lies behind such intense, disruptive works as his first two piano sonatas (1946, 1948) and Livre pour quatuor for string quartet (1949). The violence of his early music also suited that of René Char's poetry in the cantatas Le visage nuptial (1946) and Le soleil des eaux (1948), though through this highly charged style he was working towards an objective serial control of rhythm, loudness and tone colour that was achieved in the Structures for two pianos (1952). At this time he came to know Stockhausen, with whom he became a leader of the European avantgarde, teaching at Darmstadt (1955-67) and elsewhere, and creating one of the key postwar works in his Le marteau sans maître (1954). Once more to poems by Char, the work is for contralto with alto flute, viola, guitar and percussion: a typical ensemble of middle-range instruments with an emphasis on struck and plucked sounds. The filtering of Boulez's earlier manner through his 'tonal serialism' produces a work of feverish speed, unrest and elegance.

In the mid-1950s Boulez extended his activities to conducting. By the mid-1960s he was appearing widely as a conductor, becoming chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra (1971-1974) and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra (1971-1978). Meanwhile his creative output declined. Under the influence of Mallarmé he had embarked on three big aleatory works after Le marteau, but of these the Third Piano Sonata (1957) remains a fragment and Pli selon pli for soprano and orchestra (1962) has been repeatedly revised; only a second book of Structures for two pianos (1961) has been definitively finished. Other works, notably Eclat/Multiples for tuned percussion ensemble and orchestra, also remain in progress, as if the openendedness of Boulez's proliferating musical world had committed him to incompleteness. Only the severe memorial Rituel for orchestra (1975) has escaped that fate.

Since the mid-1970s Boulez has concentrated on his work as director of the Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique, a computer studio in Paris where his main work has been "Répons" for orchestra and digital equipment.


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