Pierre Boulez: Don

  • No. 1 from "Pli selon pli" (Portrait de Mallarmé) (1960-1962/1989)
  • for soprano and orchestra
  • 4 1 3 1 - 4 2 3 0 - perc(7), hp(3), cel, pno, S, mand, guit, vln(4), vla(4), vc(5), cb(3)
  • Duration: 15’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute
    2nd flute
    3rd flute
    alto flute
    oboe
    clarinet in Eb
    clarinet in A
    bass clarinet in Bb
    bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    trumpet in D
    trumpet in C
    tenor trombone
    bass trombone
    contrabass trombone
    piano
    1st harp
    2nd harp
    3rd harp
    celesta
    mandolin
    guitar
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    5th percussion
    6th percussion
    7th percussion
    1st violin
    2nd violin
    3rd violin
    4th violin
    1st viola
    2nd viola
    3rd viola
    4th viola
    1st violoncello
    2nd violoncello
    3rd violoncello
    4th violoncello
    5th violoncello
    1st contrabass
    2nd contrabass
    3rd contrabass
  • Composer: Pierre Boulez
  • Text author: Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Remarks: "Don" can be performed separately from the cycle "Pli selon pli".

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Amsterdam (NL)
Date:
05.07.1962
Orchestra:
SWF-SO Baden-Baden
Conductor:
Pierre Boulez
Main soloists:
Eva Maria Rogner

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