PIERRE BOULEZ - 20TH CENTURY

PIERRE BOULEZ
20TH CENTURY

Béla Bartók · Alban Berg
Harrison Birtwistle · Pierre Boulez
Claude Debussy · György Ligeti
Olivier Messiaen · Maurice Ravel
Arnold Schoenberg · Igor Stravinsky
Karol Szymanowski · Edgar Varèse
Anton Webern
Int. Release 02 Feb. 2015
44 CDs
0289 479 4261 0
Limited Edition


Track List

CD 1: Bartók: Four Orchestral Pieces Op.12 (Sz 51) & Concerto For Orchestra, Sz. 116

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Four Orchestral Pieces op.12 (Sz 51)

Concerto For Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 59:50

CD 2: Bartók: Dance Suite, Sz. 77; 2 Pictures, (Op.10) Sz. 46; Hungarian Sketches, Sz. 97; Divertimento For Strings, Sz. 113

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Dance Suite, BB 86 (Sz. 77)

2 Pictures, (Op.10) Sz. 46

Hungarian Sketches, Sz. 97

11.
0:00
2:21

Divertimento for Strings, BB 118 (Sz.113)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:12:07

CD 3: Bartók: The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Sz. 73 (Op.19) & Music For Strings, Percussion And Celesta, Sz. 106

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
The Miraculous Mandarin, BB 82, Op.19 (Sz.73)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Duain Wolfe

Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta, BB 114 (Sz.106)

14.
0:00
7:27

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:02:06

CD 4: Bartók: Cantata Profana, BB.100, Sz.94 - The Nine Splendid Stags & The Wooden Prince, Sz. 60 (Op.13)

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Cantata Profana, BB.100, Sz.94 - The Nine Splendid Stags

John Aler, John Tomlinson, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chicago Symphony Chorus

The Wooden Prince, BB 74, Op.13 (Sz. 60)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:13:06

CD 5: Bartók: Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83; Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95; Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Piano Concerto No.1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Krystian Zimerman, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Piano Concerto No.2, BB 101, Sz. 95

Leif Ove Andsnes, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Hélène Grimaud, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:16:08

CD 6: Bartók: Concerto For 2 Pianos, Percussion, And Orchestra, Sz.115; Violin Concerto No.1 (Op.posth), Sz36; Concerto For Viola And Orchestra, Op.Post.

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Concerto for 2 Pianos, Percussion, and Orchestra, BB 121 (Sz.115)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, Neil Percy, Nigel Thomas, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Violin Concerto No.1, BB 48a (Op.posth), Sz36

Gidon Kremer, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Concerto for Viola and Orchestra, op.post.

Version: Tibor Serly

Yuri Bashmet, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:10:19

CD 7: Bartók: Violin Concerto No.2, Sz.112;Rhapsody No.1 For Violin And Orchestra, Sz. 87; Rhapsody For Violin And Orchestra No.2 Sz 90

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Violin Concerto No.2, BB 117 (Sz.112)

Rhapsody No.1 for Violin and Orchestra, Sz. 87

Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra no.2 Sz 90

Gil Shaham, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:03:17

CD 8: Bartók: Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48 (Op.11)

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Bluebeard's Castle, BB 62, Op.11 (Sz48)

Jessye Norman, László Polgár, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 57:59

CD 9: Berg: Chamber Concerto For Piano And Violin With 13 Wind Instruments; Berg: Lulu Suite

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Chamber Concerto For Piano And Violin With 13 Wind Instruments

2.
0:00
12:11

Daniel Barenboim, Pinchas Zukerman, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Lulu Suite

4.
12:22

5.
3:19

Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

6.
2:34

Anna Prohaska, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

7.
3:19

Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

8.
7:26

Anna Prohaska, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 59:05

CD 10: Berg: Lulu / Prolog & Lulu / Act 1

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Lulu

Prolog

Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Act 1

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Robert Tear, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Robert Tear, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Robert Tear, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Robert Tear, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Hanna Schwarz, Kenneth Riegel, Helmut Pampuch, Franz Mazura, Jules Bastin, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:01:29

CD 11: Berg: Lulu / Act 2

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Lulu

Act 2

Teresa Stratas, Yvonne Minton, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Hanna Schwarz, Helmut Pampuch, Toni Blankenheim, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Helmut Pampuch, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Franz Mazura, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Hanna Schwarz, Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Toni Blankenheim, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Hanna Schwarz, Kenneth Riegel, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Toni Blankenheim, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 53:50

CD 12: Berg: Lulu / Act 3

Alban Berg (1885 - 1935)
Lulu

Act 3

Teresa Stratas, Jane Manning, Hanna Schwarz, Anna Ringart, Ursula Boese, Kenneth Riegel, Claude Meloni, Helmut Pampuch, Pierre-Yves Le Maigat, Gerd Nienstedt, Jules Bastin, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Jane Manning, Anna Ringart, Ursula Boese, Hanna Schwarz, Yvonne Minton, Kenneth Riegel, Claude Meloni, Helmut Pampuch, Pierre-Yves Le Maigat, Jules Bastin, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Hanna Schwarz, Gerd Nienstedt, Jules Bastin, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Helmut Pampuch, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Yvonne Minton, Gerd Nienstedt, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Jane Manning, Ursula Boese, Anna Ringart, Claude Meloni, Kenneth Riegel, Pierre-Yves Le Maigat, Jules Bastin, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Kenneth Riegel, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Yvonne Minton, Toni Blankenheim, Kenneth Riegel, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Robert Tear, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Yvonne Minton, Toni Blankenheim, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Teresa Stratas, Yvonne Minton, Franz Mazura, Orchestre de l'Opéra de Paris, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 55:58

CD 13: Birtwistle: Theseus Game & Earth Dances

Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - )
Roland Diry, Hermann Kretzschmar, Márta Fábián, Ensemble Modern, Martyn Brabbins, Pierre Andre Valade

Ensemble Modern Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:06:36

CD 14: Birtwistle: Tragoedia; Five Distances - For Five Instruments; Three Settings Of Celan; Secret Theatre

Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - )
Tragoedia

2.
0:00
2:15

8.
0:00
2:46

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Three Settings of Celan

11.
0:00
3:33

Christine Whittlesey, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:15:43

CD 15: Boulez: Notations; Structures pour deux pianos - Livre II; ... explosante-fixe ...

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Notations

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Structures pour deux pianos - Livre II

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Florent Boffard

Sophie Cherrier, Emmanuelle Ophele, Pierre Andre Valade, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:09:31

CD 16: Boulez: Le Marteau sans Maître; Dérive 1 & 2

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Le marteau sans maître

Hilary Summers, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

10.
0:00
5:47

11.
0:00
24:33

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:08:52

CD 17: Boulez: Pli selon Pli (1957-62/84/89) Portrait de Mallarmé

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Pli selon Pli (1957-62/84/89) Portrait de Mallarmé

Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:09:24

CD 18: Boulez: Répons (1981 - 1984) & Dialogue de l'ombre double (1985)

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Répons (1981 - 1984)

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Andrew Gerzso, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Gerzso

Andrew Gerzso, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Andrew Gerzso

10.
0:00
4:34

Andrew Gerzso, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Dialogue de l'ombre double

12.
0:00
2:03

20.
0:00
1:07

Alain Damiens, Andrew Gerzso

Total Playing Time 1:00:42

CD 19: Boulez: Sur Incises (1996/1998) pour trois pianos, trois harp, trois percussion-claviers; Messagequisse (1976/77) pour violoncelle solo et six violoncelles; Anthèmes 2 (1997) pour violon et dispositif électronique

Pierre Boulez (1925 - 2016)
Sur Incises (1996/1998) pour trois pianos, trois harp, trois percussion-claviers

1.
0:00
14:11

Dimitri Vassilakis, Hideki Nagano, Florent Boffard, Frédérique Cambreling, Sandrine Chatron, Marianne Le Mentec, Vincent Bauer, Daniel Ciampolini, Michel Cerutti, Pierre Boulez

Messagequisse

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble De Violoncelles De Paris, Pierre Boulez

Anthèmes 2

Hae-Sun Kang, Andrew Gerzso

Total Playing Time 1:06:15

CD 20: Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, L. 86; Images For Orchestra, L. 122; Printemps, L. 61

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Images For Orchestra, L. 122

2. Ibéria

Printemps, L.61

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 59:33

CD 21: Debussy: Nocturnes - Orchestral Version, L. 91; Première Rhapsodie, L. 116; Jeux (Poème dansé), L. 126; La Mer, L. 109

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Nocturnes, L.91

orchestral version

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Ladies of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Première Rhapsodie, L. 116

Franklin Cohen, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Jeux (Poème dansé), L.126

La Mer, L.109

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:10:33

CD 22: Ligeti: Ramifications For String Orchestra Or 12 Solo Strings; Chamber Concerto For 13 Instrumentalists; Aventures For 3 Singers And 7 Instrumentalists; Nouvelles Aventures For 3 Singers And 7 Instrumentalists

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)
Chamber Concerto for 13 instrumentalists

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Nouvelles Aventures for 3 singers and 7 instrumentalists

Jane Manning, Mary Thomas, William Pearson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 50:36

CD 23: Ligeti: Piano Concerto (1985-88); Cello Concerto (1966); Violin Concerto (1992)

György Ligeti (1923 - 2006)
Piano Concerto (1985-88)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Cello Concerto (1966)

Jean-Guihen Queyras, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Violin Concerto (1992)

Saschko Gawriloff, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:06:55

CD 24: Messiaen: Poemes pour mi; Le Réveil des oiseaux; Sept Haikai

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Poemes pour mi

Françoise Pollet, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Sept Haikai

14.
0:00
3:44

17.
0:00
2:12

Joela Jones, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:11:45

CD 25: Messiaen: Chronochromie For Large Orchestra; La Ville d'en haut (1987); Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Olivier Messiaen (1908 - 1992)
Chronochromie for large orchestra

7.
0:00
2:46

Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 57:35

CD 26: Ravel: Ma Mère l'Oye - Ballet, M. 62; Une barque sur l'océan, M. 43; Alborada del gracioso, M.43; Rapsodie espagnole, M. 54; Boléro, M. 81

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Ma mère l'oye, M.62

Une barque sur l'océan

Alborada del gracioso, M 43

10.
0:00
7:30

Rapsodie espagnole, M.54

14.
0:00
6:40

Boléro, M. 81

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:15:09

CD 27: Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé / Première partie; Deuxième partie; Troisième partie, M. 57; La Valse - Choreographic Poem, M. 72

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Daphnis et Chloé, M. 57

Première partie

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Deuxième partie

Troisième partie

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin

12.
0:00
5:42

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin

La Valse, M.72

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:10:33

CD 28: Ravel: Piano Concerto In G, M. 83; Valses nobles et sentimentales, M. 61; Piano Concerto For The Left Hand In D, M. 82

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Piano Concerto In G Major, M. 83

Krystian Zimerman, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Valses nobles et sentimentales, M.61

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Krystian Zimerman, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 55:28

CD 29: Ravel: Shéhérazade, M. 41; Le tombeau de Couperin, M.68; Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. 19; Menuet antique, M. 7; Danses for Harp and Orchestra; 5 Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire;Trois ballades de François Villon

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Shéhérazade, M.41

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1.
0:00
9:53

Anne Sofie von Otter, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Le Tombeau de Couperin, M.68

Orchestral version

Pavane pour une infante défunte, M.19

Menuet antique

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Danses For Harp And Orchestra, L.103

Lisa Wellbaum, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

5 Poèmes de Charles Baudelaire, L. 64

Trois ballades de François Villon, L. 119

Alison Hagley, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:15:12

CD 30: Schoenberg: Pelleas und Melisande Op.5 & Concerto For Piano And Orchestra, Op.42

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Pelleas und Melisande, Op.5

2.
0:00
3:05

Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester, Pierre Boulez

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.42

12.
0:00
4:28

14.
0:00
6:34

Mitsuko Uchida, The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:00:06

CD 31: Schoenberg: Pierrot Lunaire, Op.21 (1912) / Part 1; Herzgewachse Op.20; Ode To Napoleon Buonaparte Op.41

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Pierrot Lunaire, Op.21 (1912)

Part 1

Part 2

10.
0:00
1:08

Part 3

Christine Schäfer, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Christine Schäfer, David Pittmann-Jennings, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 52:12

CD 32: Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron - Original Version / Act 1

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Moses und Aron

1.
0:00
0:41

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Zaans Jongenskoor, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Gabriele Fontana, John Graham Hall, Siegfried Lorenz, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Gabriele Fontana, László Polgár, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

David Pittman-Jennings, Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Gabriele Fontana, John Graham Hall, Siegfried Lorenz, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Chris Merritt, László Polgár, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Chris Merritt, László Polgár, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Total Playing Time 50:24

CD 33: Schoenberg: Moses Und Aron - Original Version / Act 2

Arnold Schoenberg (1874 - 1951)
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Act 2

Chris Merritt, László Polgár, Jan Pollak, Jef van Wersch, Nico Pouw, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Yvonne Naef, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Pär Lindskog, Michael Devlin, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Gabriele Fontana, José Kalthof, Diana Rehbock, Caren van Oijen, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

John Graham Hall, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Henk de Vries, Iris Giel, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

David Pittman-Jennings, Chris Merritt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, Chorus Of The Netherlands Opera

Total Playing Time 55:10

CD 34: Stravinsky: Le Chant Du Rossignol Poème Symphonique For Orchestra; Histoire Du Soldat - Concert Suite / Part 1 & Part 2; Scherzo Fantastique, Op.3; Le Roi Des étoiles

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez, The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus

Le Chant du Rossignol - Poème symphonique

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Histoire du soldat

Concert suite

Part 1

Part 2

William Preucil, Members Of The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:04:27

CD 35: Stravinsky: The Firebird (L'oiseau de feu) - Ballet (1910); Fireworks; Danse; 4 Etudes For Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
The Firebird

Ballet

10.
0:00
1:32

16.
0:00
3:54

4 Etudes for Orchestra

17.
0:00
0:59

19.
0:00
3:38

20.
0:00
2:48

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 59:40

CD 36: Stravinsky: Petrouchka / Scene 1 - Scene 4 & Le Sacre du Printemps

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Scene 1

Scene 2

Scene 3

Scene 4

Le Sacre du Printemps

The Cleveland Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:08:20

CD 37: Stravinsky: Symphonie De Psaumes; Symphony In 3 Movements; Symphonies For Wind Instruments / Birtwistle:The Triumph Of Time

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Symphony Of Psalms

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Rundfunkchor Berlin

Symphony in 3 Movements

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Harrison Birtwistle (1934 - )
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:19:38

CD 38: Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto; 3 Pieces For Clarinet Solo; Concertino For String Quartet; 8 Instrumental Miniatures For 15 Players; Concerto In E Flat "Dumbarton Oaks"; Elegié For Viola Solo; Epitaphium; Double Canon For String Quartet

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Ebony Concerto

Michel Arrignon, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Concerto in E flat major "Dumbarton Oaks"

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Gérard Caussé

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 50:32

CD 39: Stravinsky: Pastorale; Two Poems By Paul Verlaine; Two Poems By Konstantin Bal'mont; Three Japanese Lyrics; Three Songs (Recollections Of My Childhood); Pribaoutki (Four Songs); Four Cat's Cradle Songs - Sung In Russian; Tilim-Bom; Mavra; etc.

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Pastorale

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Two Poems by Paul Verlaine

Russian translation by S. Mtusov

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Two Poems by Konstantin Bal'mont

Three Japanese Lyrics

Three Songs (Recollections of my Childhood)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Pribaoutki (Four Songs)

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Four Cat's Cradle Songs

Sung in Russian

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Four Songs

Sung in Russian

23.
0:00
1:09

Tilim-Bom

Mavra

Sung in Russian

Phyllis Bryn-Julson, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Three Songs from William Shakespeare

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

In memoriam Dylan Thomas

Robert Tear, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Elegy for John F. Kennedy

John Shirley-Quirk, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Hugo Wolf (1860 - 1903)
Spanisches Liederbuch

Arr. Igor Stravinsky

Ann Murray, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 56:53

CD 40: Szymanowski: Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35; Symphony No.3 - "Chant de la nuit", Op.27

Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937)
Violin Concerto No.1, Op.35

1.
18:34

Cadenza

2.
4:32

Christian Tetzlaff, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Symphony No.3 - "Chant de la nuit", Op.27

Steve Davislim, Volkhard Steude, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

Volkhard Steude, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

5.
9:49

Volkhard Steude, Steve Davislim, Wiener Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, Singverein Der Gesellschaft Der Musikfreunde

Total Playing Time 48:34

CD 41: Varèse: Amériques; Arcana; Déserts; Ionisation

Edgar Varèse (1885 - 1965)
2.
0:00
19:42

3.
0:00
17:11

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:07:56

CD 42: Webern: Passacaglia For Orchestra Op.1; 5 Movements For String Quartet, Op.5; Six Pieces For Orchestra, Op.6 - Original Version (1909); Im Sommerwind / J.S. Bach: Musical Offering, BWV 1079; Schubert: Six German Dances, D820

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
5 Movements For String Quartet, Op.5

Six pieces for orchestra, Op.6

Original version (1909)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Musical Offering, BWV 1079

Transcription: Anton Webern

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Six German Dances, D820

orch. Anton Webern

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4:28

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5:57

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Total Playing Time 1:06:04

CD 43: Webern: Symphony, Op.21; I. Kantate Op.29; II. Kantate Op.31; Three Orchestral Songs; Das Augenlicht Op.26; Variations For Orchestra Op.30; 5 Pieces For Orchestra

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
5 Pieces for Orchestra (1913)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Three Orchestral Songs for Voice and Orchestra (1913/14)

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Symphony, Op.21

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

I. Kantate op.29 for soprano, mixed chorus and orchestra

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

II. Kantate op.31 for soprano solo, bass solo, mixed chorus and orchestra

Gerald Finley, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez

Christiane Oelze, Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers

Berliner Philharmoniker, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers

Total Playing Time 58:10

CD 44: Webern: Piano Quintet Op.Post.; "Entflieht auf leichten Kähnen" Op.2; 5 Pieces For Orchestra, Op.10; 4 Songs, Op. 13 ; 6 Songs Op. 14; 5 Sacred Songs, Op.15; 5 Canons, Op.16; 3 Traditional Rhymes, Op.17; 3 Songs, Op.18; 2 Songs, Op.19; Quartet, Op.22; etc

Anton Webern (1883 - 1945)
Piano Quintet op.post.

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Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers, Malcolm Hicks

2 Songs op.8 for voice and eight instruments

Françoise Pollet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

5 Pieces for Orchestra, Op.10

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

4 Songs op.13 for voice and orchestra

6 Songs op.14 for voice, clarinet, bass clarient, violin a.cello

Françoise Pollet, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

5 Sacred Songs op.15 for voice, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, trumpet, harp, violin and viola

5 Canons op.16 for high soprano, clarinet and bass clarinet

3 Traditional Rhymes op.17 for voice, violin, viola, clarinet and bass clarinet

3 Songs op.18 for voice, E clarinet and guitar

Christiane Oelze, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez

2 Songs op.19 for mixed choir accompanied by celesta, guitar, violin, clarinet and bass clarinet

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, BBC Singers, Malcolm Hicks

Quartet op.22 for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano

Conerto op.24 for flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, trumpet, trom- bone, violin, viola and piano

Ensemble Intercontemporain, Pierre Boulez, Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Total Playing Time 1:08:25

. . . [Boulez's] recordings of the 20th-century classics were revelatory in their transparency, precision and passion . . . Pierre's passion for the composers he conducted was so great, his enthusiasm so enormous, that you could feel it emanate from him with the warmth and intensity of sunlight . . . Boulez's compositions are highly organised, brilliantly executed and attuned as few others to the beauty of sound. A work like "Eclat" seems to marvel at the very phenomenon of sound itself. I also feel that his works are overwhelming in their emotional intensity . . . [Boulez] works in the manner of a novelist or playwright, where layers of meaning all interact so tightly that your emotion is given form by the passage itself. It is hard to put into words the sense of transience, loss, nobility, shock, sadness and inevitability at the very end of "Rituel: In memoriam Bruno Maderna". As the final notes of the procession recede, we are left with a sense of emptiness offset by memories of vivid, living, pulsating textures. There is nothing like it.

. . . one of the most outspoken and even strident of international avant-garde composers, theoreticians, polemecists and acousticians . . . His conducting personality, according to Simon Rattle, is such that "there is a whole generation of us who were completely educated by Boulez. His complete lack of the maestro ethic is irresistible" . . . [a] great and historic box set . . . His phenomenal precision is bracing in Bartok and close to revelatory in something like Ravel's "Daphnis and Chloe" but it doesn't undercut the late-Romantic extravagance of, say, Schoenberg's "Pelleas and Melisande" in the slightest . . . You'd be hard put to believe that a musical thinker so given to bloodless theorizing and dismissal could be such an exquisite interpreter of some of the 20th century's most prodigious masterworks. The paradox of Pierre Boulez never quite gets old.

[Bartók]: The soloists in the concertos are excellent: Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes and Hélène Grimaud; Gidon Kremer, Gil Shaham and Yuri Bashmet -- and Jessye Norman is luxury casting in "Duke Bluebeard's Castle", effortlessly surfing the Chicago sound . . . Berg's "Lulu" with Teresa Stratas is stunning, while the "Lulu Suite" with Anna Prohaska in Vienna is a lovely bonus. And if you suspect that Boulez would get on with Birtwistle's music, you'd he right; "Theseus Game" and "Earth Dances" with Ensemble Modern are brilliantly etched, and "The Triumph of Time" with the BBC Symphony is a fine souvenir of that vital relationship . . . Ligeti with the Ensemble Intercontemporain is as deliciously detailed as it ought to be, there's enough sensuality in the Messiaen songs, and the Ravel with the Berlin Philharmonic is beautifully examined . . . Christian Tetzlaff in Szymanowski's Violin Concerto No. 1 is excellent. The last three CDs are some of the most beautifully realised recordings of Webern you'll find . . . [this box] acknowledges the impact of one of the most significant musicians in modern music, and you can't help reflecting, as you listen, on how much might have been different without him.

. . . there is something so refreshing about these recordings of Bartók's music that makes them an excellent way to get to come to know how much talent and understanding Boulez brought to his work . . . The success of these recordings may have much to do with how effectively Boulez worked with his production team. He clearly understands that balance on a recording is not the same as balance in a concert hall. As a result he knows how to shape his expectations to the reality of the situation, taking advantage of affordances that others might find unduly restrictive. One of the most striking results involves the interplay of winds with concerto solo instruments, particularly the piano. Many of these passages are so transparent that they almost sound like chamber music.

. . . over the last 50 years no conductor has had a greater influence on the way 20th-century music is regarded; he has defined the standards of clarity, precision and understanding with which we now expect such music to be performed . . . [Bartók's "Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta"] is crystal clear, every string line perfectly defined in the stereo picture . . . a wonderful performance of Messiaen's masterpiece "Chronochromie" . . .

. . . perhaps the world's most complete musician, and without doubt one of its very greatest conductors . . . Boulez is now lionized not only for his mastery of modern and contemporary works, but for the ability to elicit fresh sonic and structural details in works stretching back to the 19th century . . . the new set makes the vitally important point that a great deal of this music -- running chronologically from Debussy through Birtwistle and . . . Boulez himself -- is now our standard repertoire . . . [Debussy]: [there is lucidity there,] but couched in sound so elegant and refined -- courtesy of the Cleveland Orchestra in stellar form -- that the music seems weightless and almost giddy, even in the final paroxysms of "La Mer" . . . [in the Webern interpretations] there is a timbral depth and opulence that transforms the music's forbidding ambiance into something akin to a guilty pleasure. It's odd indeed to say that Webern's scores can be caressed into sound, but that seems as good a description as any of what happens here . . . [Schoenberg]: what there is, including a luxurious "Pelleas et Melisande" and a crystalline reading of the opera "Moses und Aron", is glorious. As for Boulez's own mysteriously involving works, . . . it is difficult to imagine their shimmering surfaces emerging more beautifully than under their creator's direction . . . he's bequeathed to us an immense gift: a gateway to the music of our time. The century has never seemed so limitless.

. . . [a] most interesting and important set.

. . . [this box] most reliably conveys and supports the international image of Boulez as a high-priest of modernism. . . many of the highlights in the DG box derive from his long and happy association with the Cleveland Orchestra . . . With them he made his best Messiaen recordings -- his third "Et exspecto", a monument of magnificently controlled, cumulative power, his only version of "Chronochromie" and his last, definitive Debussy (especially his beloved "Jeux") . . . Another highlight of the DG box is eight discs of Bartók from Chicago. These include not only brighter, punchier retreads of the ballets and "Bluebeard" . . . but also piano concerto recordings with Zimerman, Andsnes and Grimaud . . . [on Bartók's Second Violin Concerto] the partnership with Gil Shaham is all about colour, cleanly cut, Fauvist: each phrase with its own shade . . . [Berg's "Lulu" is an essential work for Boulez's legacy] and his pioneering recording has in Teresa Stratas a heroine still unmatched for vocal/sexual allure . . . [the "Lulu Suite" with the Vienna Philharmonic from Boulez's last official recording revels] in a sumptuous orchestral and recorded sound stage . . .

A handsomely, economically packaged tribute to one of the most incisive, individual conductors of the last 50 years, this set really does Boulez the conductor proud. Many must-have recordings are there -- the Paris "Lulu", Ravel and Webern of the precisest clarity, utterly committed Birtwistle -- in what is also a stand-alone celebration of the greatest orchestral music of that 100 years.

. . . Boulez has one of the most significant recorded legacies of the past half-century, which includes a number of works no one else has ever recorded. He set new standards for accuracy and clarity in orchestral playing, particularly in his recordings of Debussy, Stravinsky and the composers of the second Viennese school, Schoenberg, Webern and Berg . . . ["Pierre Boulez Le Domaine Musical 1956 ¿ 1967" CD]: there's a pioneering spirit evident in the performances, and the discs have considerable historical significance . . . And there's Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony Op. 9 in a performance from 1964 that tears along . . . the performance is incredibly exciting . . . ["Pierre Boulez - 20th Century" CD]: Boulez's discs of Mahler symphonies and songs are, for me, his most important achievement with DG . . . These are the symphonies of a proto-modernist. There's no sentimentality here and barely a whiff of old Vienna, unless Mahler has written it into his score . . . ["Boulez conducts Mahler" CD]: The Mahler symphonies are available in their own box, and they represent hours of fascination and, even if you know them, the thrill of discovery.

. . . [where modernism is concerned, the "mother lode" for 2015 would have to be] the decision of Universal Music Classics to release a ten-CD anthology of the Domaine musical performances performed and/or organized by Pierre Boulez . . . As interesting as the studied but always expressive performances in this collection is the scope of repertoire that spans from Arnold Schoenberg through Igor Stravinsky (particularly involving Stravinsky's own exploration of serial techniques) and up to Boulez and his colleagues and other contemporaries. This is "must listening" for anyone who takes his/her listening seriously . . .

. . . a spectacular 44-disc limited edition . . .

. . . einfach beeindruckend . . . Am 26. März feiert die Musikwelt den 90. Geburtstag von Pierre Boulez -- und auch dank dieser CD-Dokumentation weiß man, warum . . .

. . . [eine große] Sammlung bedeutender Stücke der Moderne . . . 44  CDs, das heißt mehr als 50  Stunden der Hörerfahrung, die Kenner genießen und Einsteiger als willkommene, aufregende Lehreinheiten betrachten können.

Egal, wo man hineinhört, man staunt über die Qualität dieser brillanten Einspielungen. Selbst hochkomplexe Partituren, wie Harrison Birtwistles "Earth Dances" oder "The Triumph Of Time", Strawinskys "Petruschka" oder sein "Le Sacre du Printemps", fächert Boulez souverän auf und vermittelt sie mit einer Sinnlichkeit, die man für gewöhnlich nicht mit Neuer Musik in Verbindung bringt . . . [Bartoks 2. Klavierkonzert stellt] in seiner entfesselten Vitalität wohl die meisten Vergleichsaufnahmen in den Schatten . . . Herrlich auch Boulez' luzide Debussy- und Ravel-Interpretationen, für die ihm der biegsame Klang des Cleveland Orchestra beziehungsweise die Souveränität der Berliner Philharmoniker, etwa beim streng, aber mit großer Intensität musizierten "Bolero", kongeniale Partner sind . . . [Schönberg / "Moses und Aron"]: Mit dieser Aufnahme widerruft der Dirigent Boulez im Grunde den Komponisten Boulez. Derart spannend musiziert gibt es eigentlich keinen Zweifel: Schönberg lebt!

. . . [diese Box] spart nicht mit Höhepunkten.

. . . [de l'inoubliable "Lulu" de 1977 à la Symphonie no. 3 de Szymanowski] rien ne manque . . . sinon Bruckner et surtout le cycle Mahler!

. . . [le coffret] vaut pour ses beaux remakes de Debussy ("La Mer", "Images") Bartok ("Concerto pour orchestre", "Quatre pièces op. 12"), Stravinsky ("L'Oiseau de feu", le "Sacre", "Pétrouchka"), Schonberg ("Moïse et Aaron"), Ravel, Webern ("deuxième intégrale"). Aussi pour la version en trois actes de "Lulu", des Ligeti passionnants (concertos), des oeuvres majeures du compositeur ("Répons") et l' éclairage mis sur l'accompagnateur, prodigieux . . .