1998 M1045 .I6 2002 DVD
Pierre Boulez is a seminal figure in 20th century music: composer, conductor, teacher and experimenter, passionate in his advocacy of modern music. Since the 1940s he has been at the center of the French musical avant-garde.
For this In Rehearsal program, Boulez was filmed working with the Vienna Philharmonic on Alban Berg's THREE PIECES FOR ORCHESTRA, OP.6, and his own composition NOTATIONS I-IV. With one of the world's top orchestras under his baton, Boulez runs through each piece and then fine-tunes the interpretation. He also gives insights into the demanding role of the conductor, who must employ great precicion to achieve a perfect musical balance.
Rehearsal in German with English subtitles; commentary by Boulez in English.
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