Pierre Boulez: Pli selon pli

Pierre Boulez Pli selon pli
Pli selon pli

Pierre Boulez: Pli selon pli

Year of composition:
1957-1962
Subtitle:
(Portrait de Mallarmé)
Scored for:
for soprano and orchestra
Composer:
Pierre Boulez
Text author:
Stéphane Mallarmé
Instrumentation:
see individual works
Instrumentation details:
orchestra instrumentation: see individual works
Table of contents:
Don
Improvisation I - III
Tombeau
Remarks:
All works from "Pli selon pli" can be performed and acquired separately.
Duration:
67’
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Work introduction

“Fold by fold” – this is the English translation of the French title; the text was written by Stéphane Mallarmé – is a milestone in recent music history: in this work, Mallarmé – the revolutionary innovator of French poetry – meets Pierre Boulez, whose treatment of the text and instruments reveals him to be just as much a revolutionary innovator of music. Pli selon pli is therefore not just a “Portrait de Mallarmé”, but also one of Pierre Boulez.

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World première

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

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