Répons is perhaps Boulez’s single greatest achievement, and the work that most happily marries his natural gifts with his constant desire to blaze new musical. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Boulez: Répons; Dialogue de l’ombre double – Pierre Boulez, Ensemble InterContemporain. 20/21 Boulez: Répons, Etc / Boulez, Intercontempo by Boulez, Pierre on CD. Order from your preferred classical music CD store – ArkivMusic. Great prices.

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Lange complained about the overabundance of detail, the mass of information that moved too fast to be comprehended.

Listening again, after my terribly delayed discovery of Le marteau, what seemed a monolithic blur is revealed as a masterpiece of energy and detail that delights at every turn.

The composer expanded it until its bouelz in It was premiered on 18 October at the Donaueschingen Festival. Usually ships in 24 hours. Ensemble InterContemporain Number of Discs: The idea of Mr.

AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. The music is less complex and the invention just as fresh. Transition 5 and 6. He also treats most of his other works as “works in progress.

This offered some theatrical promise, but nothing else so dramatic happened all evening.

That which is chaotic noulez irregular such as you have in the beginning in the speed I mean. The work was commissioned by Southwest German Radio.


This symmetry of harmony corresponds in harmonic terms to a regular metre. Released init won a Grammy in for best classical contemporary composition. Which is an upbeat to two other things: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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Répons – Wikipedia

Some of the sounds are also fabulous: This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. However rigorous its plan and structure may be—and no one doubts Mr. His patience in creating his work is often needed by his audiences when they hear it. Arguably all composers have done that in one way or another, but Boulez in particular has devoted years to bojlez a more harmonious and natural relationship between electronics and instrumental performance.

And yet most shocking of all was the expressive power of this music. No sound was left unamplified or untransformed, and yet the results soon became completely predictable and monotonous. And when the soloists entered, trading dizzying outbursts and biulez riffs from the xylophone, scurrying piano figurations—the sheer visceral boukez of being caught in the middle was like nothing else in music.

Pierre Boulez: Répons

The perfect gift for the classical music enthusiasts! Review This Title Share on Facebook. Order by newest oldest recommendations. The performance by the Ensemble InterContemporain is excellent. The processor took in the sounds, changed them in timbre, volume and other ways and regurgitated the results, sending altered sounds whirling about the hall by means of what seemed to be dozens of strategically placed loudspeakers.


Boulez conducted Ensemble InterContemporain in the New York premiere in the Columbia University Gymnasium on 5 Marchusing his revision of the piece for 24 live musicians, six live soloists, and a digital processor 4X.

But Boulez is one of those who prompt a different listening approach, a different response, and I’m not sure whether that’s a strength of his or a weakness. Boulez’s music may still seem intimidating, but the music itself is scintillating and restless.

He reponz the work as a “breathless drama” and noted that “When the full ensemble played, the music moved in thickly layered, heaving gestures. The ornamentation is in fact very irregular, but the metre itself is very regular. Reopns of compositions by Pierre Boulez Category: The work was inspired by Paul Claudel ‘s play Le Soulier de satin, and Boulez ‘s title refers to “the double shadow. In Anthony Tommasini ‘s view, “audiences are ready for some challenges.

Such is the case here.