Music Lessons

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ISBN 9780571334278 Format Hardback
9780571334278
Paperback
Published 01/11/2018 Length 688 pages
688

About Book

Pierre Boulez was appointed to the Collège de France in 1976, with the chair devoted to 'Invention, technique and language in Music', and he held his position until 1995. The publication of his extraordinary Collège de France lectures, his most significant writings from the 1970s to the 1990s, will make a major contribution to the discussion in English about Boulez's aesthetic legacy. His goal in Leçons de musique is to express his conception of musical language, laid out over the course of nearly twenty years of lecturing. He is thinking about the possible paths musical thought could take, as well as the musical legacy of the past
In addition to composers, music historians, theorists, and music students, this book will be invaluable to those interested in the history and aesthetics of 20th century music, musical manifestations of artistic modernism, the history of ideas, and French intellectual and cultural history. Faber have been Pierre Boulez's publisher since 1986 - previous books include Orientations, Boulez on Music Today and Boulez on Conducting.
'Boulez’s achievements in changing every part of the fabric of classical musical culture all over the world are indelible.' Tom Service, Guardian

Pierre Boulez was appointed to the Collège de France in 1976, with the chair devoted to 'Invention, technique and language in Music', and he held his position until 1995. The publication of his extraordinary Collège de France lectures, his most significant writings from the 1970s to the 1990s, will make a major contribution to the discussion in English about Boulez's aesthetic legacy. His goal in Leçons de musique is to express his conception of musical language, laid out over the course of nearly twenty years of lecturing. He is thinking about the possible paths musical thought could take, as well as the musical legacy of the pastIn addition to composers, music historians, theorists, and music students, this book will be invaluable to those interested in the history and aesthetics of 20th century music, musical manifestations of artistic modernism, the history of ideas, and French intellectual and cultural history. Faber have been Pierre Boulez's publisher since 1986 - previous books include Orientations, Boulez on Music Today and Boulez on Conducting.'Boulez’s achievements in changing every part of the fabric of classical musical culture all over the world are indelible.' Tom Service, Guardian
  • About Pierre Boulez

    Pierre Boulez (1925–2016) steered the course of post-war contemporary concert music. Not only was he one of the most gifted and ground-breaking composers of our times, but he conducted some of the world's greatest orchestras and founded some of our most enduring musical institutions. His provocative pronouncements made him a hotly discussed cultural figure not only in France but worldwide.

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