Boulez Archive

  • Good'ol Gustav's Birthday.

    150 years after his birth (7 July 1860), and 100 years after his death (1911), it’s become a bit boring to quote the man himself when he said that his time would come, or, with much more flavour in its original German ‘Meine Zeit wird […]

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  • INKPOT#105: BRUCKNER Symphony No.8. Vienna PO/Boulez (DG)

    Anton BRUCKNER (1824-1896) Symphony No.8 in C minor Wiener Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez (Recorded Live at the International Bruckner Festival in 1996) DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 459 678-2 [76:14] full-price by Marc Bridle Reading through Pierre Boulez‘s collection of essays, Orientations, the reader will find […]

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  • INKPOT#94 CLASSICAL MUSIC REVIEWS: MAHLER Symphony No.9. Chicago SO/Boulez (DG)

    GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)Symphony No.9 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Boulez March 1998 release DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457 581-2 [79:23] full-price by Roy Chan THE SYMPHONIES of Gustav Mahler have always presented musicians and sound engineers constant challenges. While the teutonic length and scope, fearsome virtuosity […]

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  • INKPOT#92 CLASSICAL MUSIC FEATURE: PIERRE BOULEZ – An Inktroduction

    Boulez at 75: An Inktroduction by Marc Bridle The conductor/composer is, surprisingly perhaps, not that rare. Furtw√§ngler, Klemperer, De Sabata and Celibidache were all great conductors who happened to compose, and of today’s generation of maestros Sinopoli, Sallinen and Maazel are active both on the […]

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