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Pierre Boulez Rehearses Boulez and Berg

Pierre Boulez in Rehearsal with the Wiener Philharmoniker

The Wiener Philharmoniker rehearses works by Pierre Boulez under the baton of the composer himself.

Pierre Boulez is one the greatest conductors, composers and thinkers of the 20th century. He revolutionized our approach of the musics of Mahler, Debussy, Bartók, Ravel and Stravinsky, and participated in transforming the musical landscape in Paris, initiating such great projects as the Bastille Opera House, the IRCAM and the Philharmonie de Paris. He died on 5 January 2016 in Baden-Baden at the age of 90.

Great conductors in rehearsal:

Featuring some of today’s leading conductors in rehearsal, this series gives a unique insight into the process of creating great music. The conductors’ very different styles and methods; the dialogue between an orchestra and an inspired interpreter; the intensity of the preparations for a concert performance; and the struggle towards perfection are captured in these revealing audio-visual records. Most episodes include a full run-through of the work rehearsed. All include interviews with the conductor who is seen at work, Valery Gergiev, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Roger Norrington, Pierre Boulez and Christoph von Dohnányi.

Movie director : Felix Breisach
Collections : Great Conductors In Rehearsal, Contemporary Music
Playlist : In Memoriam Pierre Boulez
Musical period : Contemporary music

Duration : 56 min
Production date : 1998
Production : © Spektrum TV and RM Arts

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