Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2

Pierre Boulez Dérive 2
Dérive 2

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
bassoon
horn in F
marimba
vibaphon
harp
pno
violin
viola
violoncello
Remarks:
Work in progress
Duration:
45’
Dedication:
à Elliott Carter
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Audiosamples

Dérive 2
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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.”

Special prints

Dérive 2

Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2

full score
for 11 instruments , 45’
Instr.: c.a, cl, bsn, hn, mar, vib, hp, pno, vln(1), vla(1), vc(1)

Dérive 2

Pierre Boulez: Dérive 2

study score
for 11 instruments , 45’
Instr.: c.a, cl, bsn, hn, mar, vib, hp, pno, vln(1), vla(1), vc(1)

World première

Location:
Luzern
Date:
14.09.2002
Orchestra:
Ensemble Intercontemporain
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez

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