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Messiaen: Orchestral Works

Pierre Boulez & Myung-Wha Chung

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Splended as always

This collection shows why Messian was and is one of the best composers we've ever had. This collection is conducted by his best pupil, Pierre Boulez., and some other guy. If you want to know how Messian's orchestral works should sound, get this release. -Bz

Biography

Born: March 26, 1925 in Montbrison, France

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

After initially studying mathematics, Boulez entered the Paris Conservatoire as a student in theory and harmony (he failed the pianists' entrance examination). His principal teacher was Messiaen, and he also studied counterpoint privately with Andrée Vaurabourg. According to Boulez, composition is a form of aesthetic research and should be pursued logically. He viewed personal stylistic development as having no importance and deemed atonality as necessary. He adopted 12-tone serialism after being...
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  • $44.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: May 08, 2012

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