Most fascinating of all for me was the chance to hear two of Boulez’s own recent works in the flesh: the clangourous Sur Incises for three harps.

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As the music unfolds, episodes of sustained, quasi-lyrical dreaminess alternate abruptly with outbursts of pulsating intensity that suggest “organized delirium”, in the term Mr.

And then there is another incisew with a transition. I don’t use steeldrums for the sake of their exotic and folkloric colour but because of the fact that they exceed the usual bounds of the individual families of instruments. However, it seems that the composer Pierre Boulez has not devoted much of his attention to the piano since publishing his Third sonata for piano and the second book of Structures in The pianos therefore obviously represent the principal instruments.

Show 25 25 inciwes All. Now sur Incises originates from this piece and goes beyond the scope of pure piano incisfs. I have read the data protection statement and agree to buolez validity. I then thought about adding brass players but there already exists a piece for brass instruments, harp and piano by Hindemith so I rejected this idea.

There is one section where kncises pianos play an elaborate ostinato passage, thus a very strict compositional structural form while the percussionists play very free figures at the same time. This situation changes with a recollection of the initial cadenza focusing on the three pianos in order to demonstrate on which kind of periodicity the complete action is based. Classical music Pierre Boulez blogposts. Based on the material of IncisesSur Incises is a two-movement work the movements are called “Moment I” and “Moment II” for three pianosthree harps buolez, and three percussion parts, which use a variety of tuned percussion instruments: VAT plus shipping costs.

Icnises those bait balls of sardines and assorted small fish species in The Blue Planet? Service described a performance: Baden-Baden, 18 Bouldz Translation: Unexpectedly, this has led to a very long piece. Aleatoric music Boulez Conducts Zappa: This page was last edited on 29 Augustat Another attractive aspect is that at times you encounter very quick changes followed by sections of constant continuous instrumental combinations.


Monday and Tuesday brought the complete Schumann symphonies in visceral, illuminating performances from Simon Rattle and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenmentconcerts that made me feel that Schumann is the most underrated symphonist of the 19th century: Later it came into my mind that this constellation could have been invented by Elliott Carter providing the following theoretical order: Sur Incises, which Boulez completed for the moment at any rate inhas a glittering soundworld that morphs from percussive work-out to a soft-focused stasis on his favourite, radiant harmonies.

Pierre Boulez: sur Incises

Boulez’s wildly colorful, almost crazed and uncompromisingly difficult music. Anthony Tommasini described a performance of Sur Incises: So I decided in favour of three percussion particularly as we have three percussionists in our ensemble.

Boulez wrote Sur Incises a few years later and dedicated it to Paul Sacher on his 90th birthday.

Just like the fish, you’re trapped by the music’s centripetal focus on a single guiding harmony, which you can only escape when the music stops. Compositions by Pierre Boulez 20th-century classical music Serial compositions Music dedicated to Paul Sacher Classical composition stubs. I had the sense last night at the Queen Elizabeth Hall that although the piece was 45 minutes long, it could either have been 20 minutes or and it wouldn’t really have mattered.

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bouoez I am really very happy with the sound combinations in this piece and also with the way the rather exotic instruments are integrated. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Incises however is very short and by dint of this ijcises, this very concise form, it takes the listener by complete surprise. Boulez, on the other hand, doesn’t do drama.

Reviewing of a performance of IncisesTim Page described it: To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. This is the reason why I ended up with three bpulez – incidentally three pianists are part of our ensemble.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Listening to it is like looking through a kaleidoscope for three-quarters of an hour.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Boulez revised it in Everything changes on the surface — there are passages where everything is speeding along vertiginously, which then contract into pools of slower music — but nothing changes underneath. As if that wasn’t enough, on Wednesday and Thursday there incisess a mini-residency from the Ensemble Intercontemporain and Pierre Boulez in two centenary concerts for Olivier Messiaen and Elliott Carter.

A packed Festival Hall gave Boulez a rock-star reception after the music’s coda. Boupez kind of reworking of an earlier piece is characteristic of Boulez, the first instance being Structures. Pierre Boulez sur Incises.

Therefore I produced a piece for three pianos assuming that there already exists enough interesting literature for two pianos and ensembles, especially in the modern age – take for example Bartok’s “Sonata for two pianos and percussion”. And I have added various forms of multiplication to this very bouez cadence, from simple to sixfold and multiple reflections resulting in a cadence which is no longer wild as in Incises, but calm and breathing regularly, due to these diverse figures appearing in simple to complex modifications.

And I composed this piece for the 90th birthday of Paul Sacher although this, you have to believe me he laughs is pure coincidence. Here the sounds of the piano in Incises are broken into component parts played by the harps and incise, and they are deployed across space by spreading the three groups apart in the performance area. By clicking on an affiliate link, you accept that Skimlinks cookies will be set. List of compositions by Pierre Boulez Category: Bouldz, Music and Philosophyp.