Sunday, September 16, 2012
NEW PIERRE BOULEZ BOX SET
pierre boulez: pierre boulez and the piano
(2012, 3cd-box, france, cybele)
the info sheet says:
Comes on three stereo/multichannel hybrid SACDs that can be played on any CD player.
Featured works: "Douze Notations," "Premiere Sonate," "Deuxieme Sonate," "Troisieme Sonate," "Incises," and "Une page d'ephemeride." "Here is the complete piano works of Pierre Boulez on artistically and sonically the highest level in pure DSD surround sound recorded so far, including the never released on record, extended version of 'Incises' (1994/2001). Mirjam Wiesemann conducted a detailed conversation with Pierre Boulez in his office at IRCAM in Paris about, among other things, the freedom of expression in serial music, Frank Zappa, John Cage, control and chance, the theater, his work as composer and conductor, of curiosity and talent, and his childhood. Dimitri Vassilakis , one of the few pianists of worldwide reputation, provides the interpretation for this document."