The Musical Language of Pierre Boulez: Writings and Compositions (Music since 1900)

By Jonathan Goldman

Pierre Boulez is arguably the main influential composer of the second one half the 20 th century. the following, Jonathan Goldman offers a clean appraisal of the composer's song, demonstrating how figuring out the evolution of Boulez's rules on musical shape is a vital step in the direction of comparing his musical notion commonly. The topic of shape bobbing up from a grammar of oppositions - the legacy of structuralism - serves as a standard thread in Boulez's output, and testifies to the fidelity of Boulez's proposal over and above his numerous striking aesthetic and stylistic adjustments. This booklet lends a voice to the musical works through the use of the writings - really the commonly untranslated accumulated Collège de France lectures (1976-1995) - to touch upon them. It additionally makes use of 5 musical works from the post-1975 interval to exemplify strategies built in Boulez's writings, proposing a bright portrait of Boulez's super different construction.

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