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Pierre Boulez: Improvisation II "Une dentelle s'abolit"

  • No. 3 from "Pli selon pli" (Portrait de Mallarmé) (1957)
  • for soprano and 9 instrumentalists
  • perc(4), vib, t.bells, hp, cel, pno
  • Duration: 12’
  • Soloists:
    soprano
  • Instrumentation details:
    harp
    vibraphone
    tubular bells
    piano
    celesta
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
  • Composer: Pierre Boulez
  • Text author: Stéphane Mallarmé
  • Dedication: à Herbert Hübner
  • Remarks: This work can also be performed separately.

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

World première

Location:
Hamburg (DE)
Date:
13.01.1958
Orchestra:
Mitglieder des NDR-SO
Conductor:
Hans Rosbaud
Main soloists:
Ilse Hollweg

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