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Boulez: Pli selon Pli - Christine Schäfer (soprano); Ensemble InterContemporain; Pierre Boulez (conductor)
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This recording of Pli selon Pli may be considered definitive. Pierre Boulez worked on this massive composition from 1957 to 1989, and over those years issued different versions and recordings of the work in progress. "Don" and "Improvisation sur Mallarmé III" have been extensively rewritten and are heard here in their final form. Compared to a more concentrated work, such as Le marteau sans maitre, Pli selon Pli is airy and open, more expansive in its pointillism, and more accommodating to silences. Boulez has simplified ...

Boulez: Pli selon Pli 2002, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947134428