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Pierre Boulez: The Complete Erato Recordings

Boulez,Pierre
Release Date: 03/10/2015 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 2564619048   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Arnold SchoenbergIgor StravinskyPierre BoulezLuciano Berio,   ... 
Performer:  Pierre AmoyalPeter SerkinSimon EstesAnn Murray,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre BoulezDaniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraEnsemble InterContemporainBBC Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 14 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...the third major birthday set to appear, from Erato, almost entirely made up of recordings from the 1980s, fills in yet more of the gaps, especially in Boulez’s coverage of later 20th-century music, including his own. As well the only currently available versions of his early cantatas Le Soleil des Eaux and Le Visage Nuptial, the rarely performed orchestral triptych Figures, Doubles, Prismes, and the choral Cummings is der Dichter, there are major works by Berio (his Sinfonia), Birtwistle (the majestic ... agm ...), Kurtág (Messages of the Late R V Troussova), Grisey (Modulations) and Ferneyhough (Funérailles), most of them recorded with Ensemble Intercontemporain, the group that Boulez founded at IRCAM in Paris. It’s Read more the set that provides the final pieces in the jigsaw of Boulez’s conducting career, one of the most remarkable the second half of the 20th century produced." - Andrew Clements, The Guardian, London. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin, Op. 36 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Pierre Amoyal (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935-1936; USA 
2.
Concerto for Piano, Op. 42 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Peter Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
3.
Pulcinella by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Simon Estes (Bass), Ann Murray (Mezzo Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Switzerland 
Language: Italian 
4.
Le rossignol by Igor Stravinsky
Performer:  Ian Kennedy (Tenor), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano), Felicity Palmer (Soprano),
Neil Howlett (Baritone), Ian Caley (Tenor), Michael George (Bass),
Gareth Roberts (Tenor), Elizabeth Laurence (Mezzo Soprano), John Tomlinson (Bass),
Bella Dekany (Violin), Brindley Sherratt (Bass)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1914; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/1990 
Venue:  Maida Vale Studio One, London 
Length: 46 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Language: French 
5.
Chant du rossignol by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Switzerland 
6.
Pieces (3) for String Quartet by Igor Stravinsky
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Switzerland 
7.
L'histoire du soldat by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Switzerland 
8.
Pli selon pli by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1962 
Language: French 
9.
Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31 by Arnold Schoenberg
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926-1928; Berlin, Germany 
11.
Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra by Luciano Berio
Performer:  Régis Pasquier (Violin)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra,  New Swingle Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968-1969 
12.
Eindrücke by Luciano Berio
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973-1974 
13.
Concerto for Oboe by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Heinz Holliger (Oboe)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
14.
Esprit rude/esprit doux by Elliott Carter
Performer:  André Trouttet (Clarinet), Sophie Cherrier (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
15.
A Mirror on which to Dwell by Elliott Carter
Performer:  Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
16.
Penthode by Elliott Carter
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984-1985; USA 
17.
Messages de feu Demoiselle R V Troussova, Op. 17 by György Kurtág
Performer:  Adrienne Csengery (Soprano), Márta Fábián (Cimbalom)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Hungary 
18.
...agm... by Harrison Birtwistle
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  John Alldis Choir,  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
19.
Jalons by Iannis Xenakis
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; France 
20.
Antiphysis by Hughes Dufourt
Performer:  István Matuz (Flute)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1978 
21.
Funérailles II by Brian Ferneyhough
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1980; England 
22.
Les Esapces Acoustiques: Modulations by Gerard Grisey
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Paris, France 
23.
Funérailles no 1 by Brian Ferneyhough
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
24.
Pli selon pli by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1962 
Language: French 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Espace de projection, IRCAM, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
26.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1989 
Venue:  Salle d'Unesco, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
27.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Salle Pleyel, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
28.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 3 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Salle Pleyel, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
29.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 4 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Paris Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1988 
Venue:  Salle Pleyel, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
30.
Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano), Sophie Cherrier (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Espace de projection, IRCAM, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 27 Secs. 
31.
Le visage nuptial by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Elizabeth Laurence (Alto), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1951 
Date of Recording: 11/1989 
Venue:  BBC Studio 1, Maida Vale, London 
Length: 30 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: French 
32.
Couleurs de la cité céleste by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Claude Ricou (Xylorimba), Guy Deplus (Clarinet), Jean Batigne (Marimba),
Yvonne Loriod (Piano), René Allain (Trombone), Jean-Paul Finkbeiner (Tubular Bells),
Gaston Derytčre (Clarinet), André Fournier (Clarinet), Pierre Thibaud (Trumpet),
Georges von Gucht (Xylophone)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1963; France 
33.
Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum by Olivier Messiaen
Performer:  Yvonne Loriod (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Domaine Musical Orchestra,  Strasbourg Percussion Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; France 
34.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano "Hommage ŕ Brahms" by György Ligeti
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; Berlin, Germany 
35.
Etudes (6) for Piano, Book 1 by György Ligeti
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Berlin, Germany 
36.
Tema by Franco Donatoni
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981 

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