Pierre Boulez

Music revolutionary of modern era

Biographical data26 March 1925 - 5 January 2016
BBC Symphony Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
First composition1946 - Piano sonata No. 1

Program on CLASSICALiszt Gala with Daniel Barenboim and Pierre Boulez
Hommage à Pierre Boulez
Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2008
Salzburg Festival: Opening Concert 2011
Mahler, Symphony No. 7 in E minor
European Concert from Lisbon

Discovering Masterpieces - Bruckner, 8 Symphony
Discovering Masterpieces - Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra

The Making of the Ring
Wagner, The Rhine Gold
Wagner, The Valkyrie
Wagner, Siegfried
Wagner, The Twilight of the Gods

Hommage à Pierre Boulez

The french composer and conductor Pierre Boulez, one of the most distinguished musical personalities of our time, was honored with a very special gift on his 85th birthday. His close friend and artistic collaborator Daniel Barenboim arranged a concert with three key compositions by Boulez. The works were performed by members of Barenboim's West-Eastern Divan Orchestra at the Berlin Staatsoper "Unter den Linden". The closing work is Boulez' early masterpiece, the work with which he made his international breakthrough as one of the leading figures of the young avant-garde generation: "Le marteau sans maître". The nine-movement work pays tribute to the music of Schoenberg and Webern and is regarded as a keystone of 20th-century music.