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Danse générale from Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2
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Boulez: Le Soleil des eaux, Cantata for Soprano, Chorus and Orchestra: II. La Sorgue
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Symphony of Three Orchestras
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Structures pour deux pianos: Livre I
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Structures for 2 Pianos: Chapitre 1

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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 Andrée Vaurabourg. According to Boulez, composition is 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 ser... Read more

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