The Passing of a Modernist Maverick, Pierre Boulez – (26 March 1925 – 5 January 2016)

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    Revolutionary by nature (Obit from Philly)

    “I write what I think is for me necessary to write,” Pierre Boulez said in 2008. The conductor and composer died at his home in Germany on Tuesday at 90.

    LA Times. (Obit)

    Pierre Boulez, a radical titan of contemporary music, dies at 90

  • Pierre Boulez (wik)

    In his early career, Boulez played a key role in the development of integral serialism, controlled chance and electronic music. This, coupled with his highly polemical views on the evolution of music, gained him the reputation as an enfant terrible

    Previous post (see Boulez as Mona Lisa)
    Last March Pierre Boulez celebrated his 90th birthday.

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