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Conversations with Boulez: Thoughts on Conductingby Pierre Boulez
Synopses & Reviews
A giant of postwar music and the most powerful figure in the contemporary French music scene, Pierre Boulez talks about his career as one of the world's most controversial conductors and daring programmers of musical text. These candid interviews give us vintage Boulez: his bold views, enigmatic wit, practical wisdom, and uncompromising beliefs.
About the Author
Pierre Boulez has been music director/conductor of the New York Philharmonic, the Cleveland Symphony, the BBC Symphony Orchestra, and the Chicago Symphony, which he was named principal guest conductor in 1995.
Table of Contents
Preface For Jean Batigne: "To the Czar!" — 1. A Journey — 2. Conducting to Compose — 3. Choosing the Works — 4. On Gestures — 5. Pleasure and Authority — 6. Rehearsing — 7. Recording — 8. Settings — 9. Audiences — 10. France and Its Orchestras — 11. The Future — 12. Education of Conductors and the Changing of the Guard — 13. Colleagues — Body Language / Paul Griffiths — Selection of Programs Conducted by Boulez.
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