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Pierre Boulez: The Complete Works [13-CD Set]

Boulez,Pierre
Release Date: 07/23/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001836502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Sophie CherrierPierre-André ValadeEmmanuelle OphèlePierre-Laurent Aimard,   ... 
Conductor:  Pierre BoulezDiego MassonRoger Desormière
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporainBBC Symphony OrchestraBBC Singers,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The complete works of one of the greatest contemporary composers have been brought together for the first time in this 13-CD set.

This edition has been completely carried out under the composers supervision, including the choice of recordings, and features world-class performances by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Maurizio Pollini, Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain and others.

This set features new recordings made especially for this edition, works previously unreleased on CD, and an exclusive interview with the composer.

200-page booklet in French and English.
The complete works of one of the greatest contemporary composers have been brought together for the first time in this 13-CD set.

This edition has been completely carried out under the composers supervision, including the choice of recordings, and features world-class performances by Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Maurizio Pollini, Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain and others.

This set features new recordings made especially for this edition, works previously unreleased on CD, and an exclusive interview with the composer.

200-page booklet in French and English.
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Works on This Recording

1.
...explosante-fixe... by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Sophie Cherrier (MIDI Flute), Pierre-André Valade (Flute), Emmanuelle Ophèle (Flute)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1973; France 
Date of Recording: 10/1994 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris 
Length: 36 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2.
Notations (12) for Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris 
Length: 10 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Structures for 2 Pianos, Book 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano), Florent Boffard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1956-1961 
Date of Recording: 06/1993 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris 
Length: 22 Minutes 6 Secs. 
4.
Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano), Sophie Cherrier (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
6.
Memoriale (... Explosante-Fixe... Originel) by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Sophie Cherrier (Flute)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; Paris, France 
7.
Dialogue de L'ombre Double by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Alain Damiens (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982-1985 
8.
Cummings ist der Dichter by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1970 
9.
Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974-1975 
Date of Recording: 11/1976 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 19 Secs. 
10.
Eclat/Multiples for 25 Instruments by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: after 1970 
Date of Recording: 11/1981 
Venue:  IRCAM, Paris 
Length: 17 Minutes 2 Secs. 
11.
Pli selon pli by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Christine Schäfer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957-1962 
Length: 67 Minutes 34 Secs. 
12.
Le visage nuptial by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Elizabeth Laurence (Mezzo Soprano), Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946-1951 
Length: 29 Minutes 18 Secs. 
13.
Le soleil des eaux, for soprano, SATB chorus & orchestra by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra,  BBC Singers
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1950-1965 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
14.
Figures, Doubles, Prismes by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957/1968 
Length: 20 Minutes 43 Secs. 
15.
Sonata for Piano no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 3 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Paavali Jumppanen (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957 
17.
Structures for 2 Pianos, Book 1 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Aloys Kontarsky (Piano), Alfons Kontarsky (Piano)
Written: 1951-2 
18.
Domaines by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Alain Damiens (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
19.
Domaines by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Michel Portal (Clarinet)
Conductor:  Diego Masson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musique Vivante Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968 
20.
Eclat for 15 Instruments by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965 
21.
Une page d'éphéméride by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Hidéki Nagano (Piano)
22.
Sur Incises by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Florent Boffard (Piano), Dmitri Vassilakis (Piano), Frédérique Cambreling (Harp),
Sandrine Chatron (Harp), Marianne Le Mentec (Harp), Vincent Bauer (Percussion),
Michel Cerutti (Percussion), Daniel Ciampolini (Percussion), Hidéki Nagano (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain members
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1996/1998 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  IRCAM Projection Room, Paris, France 
Length: 37 Minutes 6 Secs. 
23.
Messagesquisse by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Claude Giron (Cello), Thomas Durand (Cello), Valérie Aimard (Cello),
Jean-Guihen Queyras (Cello), Raphaël Perraud (Cello), Alexis Descharmes (Cello),
Thierry Amadi (Cello)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain members,  Paris Cello Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977 
Date of Recording: 10/1999 
Venue:  Music City Concert Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
24.
Anthemes 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Kang Hae-Sun (Violin), Andrew Gerzso (Electronics)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain members
Written: 1995-7 
Date of Recording: 12/1999 
Venue:  IRCAM Projection Room, Paris, France 
Length: 20 Minutes 27 Secs. 
25.
Répons by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Daniel Ciampolini (Glockenspiel), Frédérique Cambreling (Harp), Vincent Bauer (Vibraphone),
Daniel Ciampolini (Xylophone), Michel Cerutti (Cimbalom), Andrew Gerzso (Electronics),
Florent Boffard (Piano), Dmitri Vassilakis (Piano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981-1984 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Cité de la Musique, Paris 
Length: 42 Minutes 31 Secs. 
26.
Dialogue de L'ombre Double by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Andrew Gerzso (Electronics), Alain Damiens (Clarinet)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982-1985 
Date of Recording: 09/1996 
Venue:  Concert Hall, Cité de la Musique, Paris 
Length: 18 Minutes 13 Secs. 
27.
Incises by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Dimitri Vassilakis (Piano)
Period: 21st Century 
Written: 2001; France 
28.
Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Hilary Summers (Alto)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Written: 1953-5, rev 1957 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  IRCAM-Studio/ESPRO, Paris 
Length: 38 Minutes 32 Secs. 
29.
Dérive 2 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  IRCAM-Studio/ESPRO, Paris 
Length: 24 Minutes 33 Secs. 
30.
Dérive 1 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble InterContemporain
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 
Date of Recording: 09/2002 
Venue:  IRCAM-Studio/ESPRO, Paris 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
31.
Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Jeanne Deroubaix (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Written: 1953-5, rev 1957 
32.
Le soleil des eaux, for soprano, SATB chorus & orchestra by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Joseph Peyron (Tenor), Iréne Joachim (Soprano)
Conductor:  Roger Desormière
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra,  French National Radio Chorus
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1950-1965 
33.
Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Severino Gazzelloni (Flute)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
34.
Anthemes by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Jeanne-Marie Conquer (Violin)
Period: 20th Century 
35.
Livre pour cordes by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; France 
36.
Improvisé "Pour le Dr. Kalmus" by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Odile Auboin (Viola), Emmanuelle Ophèle (Flute), Alain Billard (Clarinet),
Sebastien Vichard (Piano), Eric-Maria Couturier (Cello)
37.
Livre pour cordes by Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parisii String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1968; France 
38.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 7 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
39.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 4 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
40.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 3 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
41.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 
42.
Notations (12) for Orchestra: no 1 by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Ensemble Modern Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945/1978; France 

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