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Boulez: Le marteau sans maitre, Eclat & Dialogue de l'ombre double / Gallois


Release Date: 03/17/2017 
Label:  Alfi Records   Catalog #: 37071  
Composer:  Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pascal Gallois
Conductor:  Pascal Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Pierre Boulez was one of the dominating figures of post-war classical music during the middle of the twentieth century. While his body of completed works is relatively small (largely due to his tendency to revise his early compositions over and over) his oeuvre includes several pieces regarded by many musicologists as landmark works of the era. One such work, Le Marteau sans maître (The hammer without a master) is included on this release. The work sets the poetry of Rene Char for contralto and six instruments. The International Contemporary Ensemble along with mezzo-soprano Katalin Karolyi perform this work, as well as Eclat and Dialogue de l’ombre double. Pierre Boulez was one of the dominating figures of post-war classical music during the middle of the twentieth century. While his body of completed works is relatively small (largely due to his tendency to revise his early compositions over and over) his oeuvre includes several pieces regarded by many musicologists as landmark works of the era. One such work, Le Marteau sans maître (The hammer without a master) is included on this release. The work sets the poetry of Rene Char for contralto and six instruments. The International Contemporary Ensemble along with mezzo-soprano Katalin Karolyi perform this work, as well as Eclat and Dialogue de l’ombre double. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pascal Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Written: 1953-5, rev 1957 
2.
Eclat for 15 Instruments by Pierre Boulez
Conductor:  Pascal Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International Contemporary Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1965 
3.
Dialogue de L'ombre Double by Pierre Boulez
Performer:  Pascal Gallois (Bassoon)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982-1985 

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