Pierre Boulez

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    Danse générale from Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2Pierre Boulez
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    Symphony of Three OrchestrasPierre Boulez
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    Structures II for Two Pianos (1961): Chapter 2, Second VersionPierre Boulez
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    Structures pour deux pianos: Livre IPierre Boulez
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    Structures for 2 Pianos: Chapitre 1Pierre Boulez
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        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 Andr+¬e Vaurabourg. According to Boulez, composition was 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 s... Read more

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