Universal Edition - Pierre Boulez – Dérive 2

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez
Dérive 2

Year of composition: 1988-2006/2009
Scored for: for 11 instruments
Composer: Pierre Boulez
Instrumentation: c.a, cl, bsn, hn, mar, vib, hp, pno, vln(1), vla(1), vc(1)
Instrumentation details:
cor anglais
clarinet in A
horn in F
Remarks: Work in progress
Duration: 45′
Dedication: à Elliott Carter
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Dérive 2

World Première

Location: Luzerner Saal Luzern / Switzerland
Date: 14.09.2002
Orchestra: Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conductor: Pierre Boulez

Work Introduction

Dérive 2, dedicated to Elliott Carter on his 80th birthday, was the result of “research into periodicity”. “When I reflected on some of Ligeti’s compositions,” wrote Boulez, “I felt the desire to dedicate myself to some almost theoretical research into periodicity in order to systematically examine its overlays, its shifts and its exchange.”

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