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Author Boulez, Pierre, 1925-2016, author.

Title Orientations / collected writings by Pierre Boulez ; edited by Jean-Jacques Nattiez ; translated by Martin Cooper.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Graves-Hume PL Adult Non Fiction - GVHY-12  780 BOU    AVAILABLE
Description 541 pages : illustrations, music ; 25 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Translation of: Points de repère. 2e èd.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Aesthetics and the fetishists -- Taste: the spectacles worn by reason? -- Putting the phantoms to flight -- Time, notation and coding -- Form -- Towards a conclusion -- Periform -- The composer as critic -- Demythologizing the conductor -- On musical analysis -- The teacher's task -- The system exposed -- Sonate, que me veux-tu -- Constructing and improvisation -- Pli selon pli -- sound, word, synthesis -- Poetry -- centre and absence -- music -- An interview with Dominique Jameux -- Beethoven: tell me -- Berlioz and the realm of the imaginary -- Berlioz: symphonie fantastique and Lelio -- Richard Wagner: the man and the works -- Cosima Wagner's diary: R is working -- Parsifal: the first encounter -- Wieland Wagner: here space becomes time -- Approaches to Parsifal -- The ring -- Gustav Mahler: why biography? -- Mahler: our contemporary -- Mahler: das klagende lied -- Reflections on Pelleas et Melisande -- Debussy: orchestral works -- Satie: chien flasque -- Schoenberg the unloved? -- Speaking, playing, singing -- Kandinsky and Schoenberg -- Bartok: music for strings, percussion and celesta -- Stravinsky: style or idea? -- in praise of amnesia -- Stravinsky: the firebird -- Stravinsky: the rite of spring -- The Stravinsky -- Webern conjunction -- Varèse: Hyperprisme, Octandre, Intégrales -- Berg: the chamber concerto -- Wozzeck and its interpretation -- Lulu -- Olivier Messiaen -- Oriental music: a lost paradise? -- First and second hearings -- Experiment, ostriches and music -- Mini-editorial -- Ten years on -- Why I say no to Malraux -- Where are we now? -- The Bauhaus model -- Orchestras, concert hall, repertory, audiences -- Arousing interest in new music -- What's new? -- Freeing music -- Technology and the composer -- Wolfgang Steinecke -- Edgard Varese -- Hermann Scherchen: the adventurous patriarch -- Roger Désormière: I hate remembering -- Hans Rosbaud -- T.W. Adorno -- Heinrich Strobel -- Bruno Maderna: a portrait sketch.
Summary A collection of contemporary composer Pierre Boulez's writings on music, composers, and the like.
Subject Boulez, Pierre, 1925-2016.
Music -- Criticism and interpretation.
Composers -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Music.
Added Author Nattiez, Jean-Jacques, 1945- editor.
Cooper, Martin, 1910-1986, translator.
Added Title Points de repère. English
Other Form: Online version: Boulez, Pierre, 1925- Points de repère. English. Orientations. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1986 (OCoLC)634704537
ISBN 0674643755

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