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Boulez Conducts Webern, Stravinsky & Mahler

Boulez / Lfao / Webern / Stravinsky / Mahler
Release Date: 06/28/2011 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 30230   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton WebernIgor StravinskyGustav Mahler
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY was founded in 2004 by Pierre Boulez in conjunction with the Festival’s executive director Michael Haefliger. Since then, some 130 highly gifted young musicians from all corners of the globe have gathered together every summer in Lucerne. Working together in daily rehearsals, workshops, and lessons, the participants are trained in basic skills for performing contemporary music. The teaching staff is made up of members of the Parisian Ensemble intercontemporain, one of the most celebrated ensembles in the field of modern music.

The 2010 Academy repertoire was recorded live during rehearsals and concerts of the Academy in summer 2010. The double CD is the only audio recording of the Lucerne Festival
Read more Academy Orchestra under the baton of renowned maestro Pierre Boulez – available worldwide.

„ … with the charismatic father figure of Pierre Boulez, the Lucerne Festival's director, Michael Haefliger, has secured the services of a musical personality who is uniquely capable of integrating modernism into the world of music.“ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung)
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Works on This Recording

1. Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1908; Austria 
2. Variations for orchestra, Op. 30 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: Modern 
Written: 1940-1941; Austria 
3. Chant du rossignol by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; Switzerland 
4. Symphony no 6 in A minor "Tragic" by Gustav Mahler
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904/1906; Austria 

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