Princeton University Library Catalog

Pierre Boulez studies / edited by Edward Campbell and Peter O'Hagan.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Description:
xv, 395 pages ; 25 cm
Summary note:
Pierre Boulez is acknowledged as one of the most important composers in contemporary musical life. This collection explores his works, influence, reception and legacy, shedding new light on Boulez's music and its historical and cultural contexts. In two sections that focus firstly on the context of the 1940s and 1950s and secondly on the development of the composer's style, the contributors address recurring themes such as Boulez's approach to the serial principle and the related issues of form and large-scale structure. Featuring excerpts from Boulez's correspondence with a range of his contemporaries here published for the first time, the book illuminates both Boulez's relationship with them and his thinking concerning the challenges which confronted both him and other leading figures of the European avant-garde. In the final section, three chapters examine Boulez's relationship with audiences in the United Kingdom, and the development of the appreciation of his music.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Pierre Boulez : composer, traveller, correspondent / Edward Campbell -- Traces of an apprenticeship : Pierre Boulez's Sonatine (1946/1949) / Susanne Gärtner -- Schoenberg vive / Jessica Payette -- "A score neither begins nor ends; at most it pretends to" : fragmentary reflections on the Boulezian "non finito" / Robert Pienciowski -- Serial organisation and beyond : cross-relations of determinants in Le Marteau sans maître and the dynamic pitch-algorithm of "Constellation" / Pascal Decroupet -- "Du fond d'un naufrage" : the quarter-tone compostions of Pierre Boulez / Werner Strinz -- "Alea" and the concept of the "work in progress" / Peter O'Hagan -- Casting new light on Boulezian serialism : unpredictability and free choice in the compostion of Pli selon pli - portrait de Mallarmé / Erling E. Guldbrandsen -- Serial processes, agency and improvisation / Joseph Salem -- Listening to Doubles in stereo / Jonathan Goldman -- Composing an improvisation at the beginning of the 1970s / Paolo Dal Molin -- Pierre Boulez in London : the William Glock years / Peter O'Hagan -- Tartar from Baden-Baden : Boulez at the 1965 Edinburgh International Festival / Edward Campbell -- Pierre Boulez and the suspension of narrative / Arnold Whittall.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN:
  • 9781107062658 (hardback)
  • 1107062659 (hardback)
LCCN:
2016021875
OCLC:
946968017
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