Pierre Boulez celebrates his 85th birthday on 26th March 2010. This documentary adopts the perspective of the Lucerne participants to explain why the summer academy is so special. It is stamped with the personality of its founder, Pierre Boulez, who has uniquely influenced the development of new music since the War.
Lucerne Festival Academy offers an opportunity to observe Boulez’ methods and examine his thoughts on music.
Bonus: a complete Concert of Debussy’s Jeux and Boulez’ own Notations & Répons recorded live at the KKL Lucerne, September 2009.
"The achievement of Boulez, both as a composer and conductor, is very great indeed. Although personally antipathetic to his modernist pioneering spirit, I have been seduced time and again by the sounds that he produces. I remember particularly the unfolding of Pli Selon Pli at its first performance, stemming as it does from the French tradition, as indeed does all his music.” John Tavener, The Guardian
NTSC 16:9, PCM Stereo, DD 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region code: 0
Languages: English, German, French
Running time: 58 mins (Documentary) + 71 mins (Performance)
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