The Philharmonic Remembers Pierre Boulez

January 26, 2024, 9:00 pm

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Pierre Boulez smiles in a dark suit
Pierre Boulez (Photo: Todd Rosenberg)

Pierre Boulez was the Philharmonic’s Music Director from 1971-1977. The broadcast features works by Wagner, Mahler, Stravinsky, Berg, Debussy and Carter plus some of Mr. Boulez’s own music. The Maestro himself is also heard during the course of the program, speaking on a variety of topics.


All works conducted by Pierre Boulez

Maurice Ravel: Rigaudon from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Claude Debussy: La Mer
Claude Debussy: Excerpt from Jeux
Alban Berg: Excerpt: Rondo from Lulu Suite
Pierre Boulez: Excerpt from Polyphonie X
Béla Bartók: Excerpt from Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Igor Stravinsky: Harbingers of Spring from Rite of Spring
Maurice Ravel: Une Barque sur l’ocean
Elliott Carter: Symphony of Three Orchestras (NYP Premiere performance)
Edgard Varèse: Excerpt from Déserts
Alban Berg: Excerpt of Variations from Lulu Suite
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka’s Room (second tableau) from Petrushka
Alban Berg: Lyric Suite from SMK 45838
Gustav Mahler: III. Comodo (Scherzando) Ohne Hast from Symphony No. 3
Pierre Boulez: Improvisation I from Pli selon Pli
Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll
Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Pierre Boulez: Excerpt from Explosante-fixe