Pierre Boulez: Improvisation III "À la nue accablante tu"

Pierre Boulez Improvisation III "À la nue accablante tu"
Improvisation III

Pierre Boulez: Improvisation III "À la nue accablante tu"

Year of composition:
1959/1983
Subtitle:
No. 4 from "Pli selon pli" (Portrait de Mallarmé)
Scored for:
for soprano and orchestra
Composer:
Pierre Boulez
Text author:
Stéphane Mallarmé
Soloists:
soprano
Instrumentation:
4 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0 - perc(7), hp(3), cel, mand, guit, vc(5), cb(3)
Instrumentation details:
1st flute
2nd flute (+picc)
3rd flute (+picc)
alto flute (+picc)
trombone
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
5th percussion
6th percussion
7th percussion
1st harp
2nd harp
3rd harp
celesta
mandolin
guitar
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
4th violoncello
5th violoncello
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
3rd contrabass
Remarks:
This work can also be performed separately. Pierre Boulez revised this work and this revised version was premiered on Feb 23, 1984 in London, with Phyllis Bryn-Julson and the BBC SO. This is the only valid version of this work. Boulez recorded it in Paris in 2001 with Christine Schäfer.
Duration:
19’
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11 Mar

Improvisation III "À la nue accablante tu"

Auditorio Stelio Moro, Lugano (CH)

31 Aug

Improvisation III "À la nue accablante tu"

Suntory Hall, Tokyo (JP)

World première

Location:
Köln
Date:
13.06.1960
Orchestra:
SWF-SO Baden-Baden
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez

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