This weekend we celebrate the music of Pierre Boulez. Boulez’s music fuses scientific precision with gorgeous, fluid sound. Boulez himself comments that ‘creation must express a certain transcendence’. He explains that ‘For me a musical idea is like a seed which you plant in compost, and suddenly it begins to proliferate like a weed.’
The festival kicks off tonight with the Royal Academy of Music performing two versions of the same work, which illustrate how Boulez’s music has evolved across the years.
London Sinfonietta presents a concert of electronic music with Sound Intermedia on Saturday night in Queen Elizabeth Hall. Hear almost all of Boulez’s piano works performed by Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich on Sunday.
The weekend draws to a close when Boulez in person where he conducts his masterpiece Pli selon pli with soprano Barbara Hannigan, Ensemble intercontemporain and the Lucerne Festival Academy Ensemble.
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