Pierre Boulez: Improvisation I "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"

Pierre Boulez Improvisation I "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"
Improvisation I

Pierre Boulez: Improvisation I "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"

Year of composition:
1957/1962
Subtitle:
No. 2 from "Pli selon pli" (Portrait de Mallarmé)
Scored for:
for soprano and orchestra
Composer:
Pierre Boulez
Text author:
Stéphane Mallarmé
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
2 0 2 0 - 4 0 0 0 - perc(8), hp(3), cel, alto sax(2), mand, guit, vla(8), cb(6)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute (+picc)
2nd flute (+picc)
1st clarinet in Eb (+cl(A))
2nd clarinet in Eb (+cl(A))
1st alto saxophone in Eb
2nd alto saxophone in Eb
1st horn in F
2nd horn in F
3rd horn in F
4th horn in F
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
6th percussion
7th percussion
8th percussion
1st harp
2nd harp
3rd harp
celesta
mandolin
guitar
1st viola
2nd viola
3rd viola
4th viola
5th viola
6th viola
7th viola
8th viola
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
3rd contrabass
4th contrabass
5th contrabass
6th contrabass
Remarks:
This version is intended to be performed within the cycle "Pli selon pli". In case of performances of "Improvisation I" separately or in combination with "Improvisation II" the version with chamber setting shall be played (see "original version").
Duration:
6’
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Next performances

31 Aug

Improvisation I "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"

Suntory Hall, Tokyo (JP)

World première

Location:
Donaueschingen
Date:
20.10.1962
Orchestra:
SWF-SO Baden-Baden
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez

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