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  1. ‘Authenticity is a thing which does not exist. Truth does not exist. Works are done only to be interpreted. Really.’   --Pierre Boulez (b.1925) This quote of Pierre Boulez, the maestro composer, c...
  2.   In Boulez’s own words ‘Jeux marks a date of capital importance in the history of contemporary aesthetics. [It] marks the advent of a musical form which, instantly renewing itself, involves a no ...
  3. Pierre Boulez emotion and analysis is a newly issued set of ten DVDs which is a fantastic sampler consisting of documentaries, analysis and of course, conducting by Pierre Boulez.  The compilation ...
  4. The title, Pli selon pli, is taken from a Stéphane Mallarmé poem which is not used directly in the composition. Translated as ‘fold by fold’ or ''fold according to fold,' the piece, according to Bo...
  5. ©Universal Edition, 1971. Subtitled a portrait of Mallarmé, Pli selon pli, is as much a portrait of Boulez. More importantly, ‘the listener can make his own portrait. He can look at himself in the...
  6. ©Paul Sacher Foundation and Universal Edition, 2010. The facsimile edition is a donation from the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland. The Senate House Library would like to acknowledge the...
  7. ©Durand-Costallat, 1988. Moving from the recording to the physical and material, this score is part of the critical edition of the complete works of Claude Debussy (1862-1918). Edited by musicolog...
  8. Although largely instrumental, the final movement of Boulez’s Pli selon pli sets only the final line of Mallarmé’s poem, Tombeau, and emerges in the final measures of the movement.  The poem was w...
  9. Here you can listen to a short clip of the Second movement of Pli selon pli which is called the Improvisation I sur Mallarmé. It is another example of Boulez's text setting using chamber ensemble s...