from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Boulez, Pierre Born 1925. French conductor and composer of atonal, avant-garde works, notably Le Marteau sans Maître (1955).

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  • n. French composer of serial music (born in 1925)


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  • Sometimes I feel like Boulez is the luckiest fart in all of postwar composition.

    Salvati dunque e scolpati

  • Yet the ecstatic reception Boulez receives these days when he conducts in Chicago or Vienna -- neither city a bastion of modern music, from which Boulez never strays -- suggests that Boulez is not so easily consigned to the historical dustheap.

    Unreconstructed Modernist

  • When I first saw Boulez conduct it was the famous "rug concert."

    Frank Gehry

  • This week, however, Holliger is in residence at Kings Place for four days, curating concerts of his own music juxtaposed with works by composers who have inspired him, such as Robert Schumann and Alban Berg, and those who have influenced him including György Kurtág and his teachers Sandor Veress and Pierre Boulez.

    This week's new live music

  • Boulez in Bruckner and Haitink in Beethoven - what more can you ask for?

    Brian Dickie: That was the decade that was!

  • Although it contributed to the Southbank Centre's Boulez fest a month ago, the London Sinfonietta's new concert series finally starts this weekend.

    This week's new live music

  • Desjardins has premiered works written for him by a range of composers including Berio, Boulez, Harvey and Rihm, and this recital includes one of the most ambitious, Partita I, by Philippe Manoury, for viola and real-time electronics, alongside a version for viola of Bach's solo violin D minor Partita.

    This week's new live music

  • Even more so was the Vienna Philharmonic under Pierre Boulez doing Berg's "Lulu-Suite" and Mahler's "Das Klagende Lied"; though their fortissimo passages were even surpassed in volume by the three Tchaikovsky/Shakespeare pieces performed by the youthful Simón Bolívar Orchestra of Venezuela, conducted by their guru, Gustavo Dudamel.

    Salzburg's Summer of Shadows and Shakespeare

  • But the Beethoven/Boulez cycle at the Proms by [Daniel] Barenboim's East/West Divan and the George Benjamin weekend at the Southbank [May 12-13] also being good examples.

    All of Britain Will Be a Stage

  • The concerts will also feature works by Pierre Boulez.

    All of Britain Will Be a Stage


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