Booklet Notes:Tracklisting in English, French, German.
This first DVD release of Boulez' most famous interpretations is a must-have!
His ground breaking Debussy interpretations Nocturnes: Fêtes Jeux - Poème dansé and Images freed Debussy from cliché.
Stravinsky's Rite of Spring (1913) and Schoenberg's Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene (1930) confirmed Boulez as the authority on 20th century music.
A composer himself, Boulez conducts with precision and a deep understanding of the sound worlds of the composers: he "thinks music".
Includes film footage of Boulez' conducting Images and working on Fêtes Jeux.
"Pierre Boulez is arguably the most influential, and controversial, figure in the world of music today. Boulez is known as the young Turk of post-war avant-garde composition who has steadily transformed himself into one of the most authoritative interpreters of standard 19th and 20th-century music." The Guardian
“These concerts, spanning 30 years, show Boulez's consistency in achieving precision, colour and clarity. The Debussy and Schoenberg performances are classics, the Stravinsky too civilised.”
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