Most fascinating of all for me was the chance to hear two of Boulez’s own recent works in the flesh: the clangourous Sur Incises for three harps.

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It’s as if Debussy were to take a single gesture from La Mer and magnify it until it filled 45 minutes. But the character of this terrific movement is kept throughout. The literature in concerto form does not appeal to me any more.

The question is what does that mean? Order by newest oldest recommendations. Reviewing of a performance boulex IncisesTim Page described it: Retrieved 19 January You will regularly receive information about new scores with free downloads, current prize games and news about our composers.

Incises however is very short and by dint of this shortness, this very concise form, it takes the listener by complete surprise.

You can play the harp very fast if you do not use the pedals or only very little. For this reason the three piano parts elaborate to an extent on the same level.

And I composed this piece for the 90th birthday of Paul Sacher although this, you have to believe me he laughs is pure coincidence. Sign up for our newsletter!

In sur Incises I have expanded, stretched this introduction a lot in terms of its duration. Later it came into my mind that this constellation could have been invented by Elliott Carter providing the following theoretical order: In what respect do sur Incises and Incises differ since their congruence is so obvious?


List of compositions by Pierre Boulez Category: This page was last edited on 29 Augustat The command of musical energy and the sense of drama are also spectacular. Boulez has used to describe an effect he is after in his works.

The work plays with contrasts of gestures and textures, for instance, repeated pitches or chords in an even tempo interrupted by violent melodic arcs, or sparse chordal interjections without discernible rhythm over long held sonorities. There’s a polish and a voluptuousness about this music that’s instantly appealing and gripping for the whole experience of the piece. The links are powered by Skimlinks.

Incises “Interpolations” for solo piano was composed in as a test piece for the Umberto Micheli Piano Competition, where it was first performed on 21 October Relaxed, Jovial and Busy”. Boulez’s wildly colorful, almost crazed and uncompromisingly difficult music. And he can’t do it like Elliott Carter, either, whose music made up the first half of last night’s concert.

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I am really very happy with the sound combinations in this piece and also with the way the rather exotic instruments are integrated. Rebel with a cause”. I had the sense last night at bouldz Queen Elizabeth Hall that although the piece was 45 minutes long, it could either have been 20 minutes or and it wouldn’t really have mattered.

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To be able to use Universal Edition in full range, we recommend activating Javascript in your browser. Now sur Incises originates from this piece and goes beyond the scope of pure piano sound.

A packed Festival Hall gave Boulez a rock-star reception after bouulez music’s coda. Just like the fish, you’re trapped by the music’s centripetal focus on a single guiding harmony, which you can only escape when the music stops. Boulez, Music and Philosophyp.

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Unexpectedly, this has led to a very long piece. Therefore I produced a piece for three pianos assuming that there already exists enough interesting literature for two pianos and ensembles, especially in the modern age – take for example Bartok’s “Sonata for two pianos and percussion”.

This is the reason why I ended up with three pianos – incidentally three pianists are part of our ensemble. And then there is another part with a transition.

Pierre Boulez: sur Incises

Views Read Edit View history. The piece lasts less than ten minutes. Most fascinating of all for me was the chance to hear two of Boulez’s own recent works in the flesh: