Boulez and the Modern Concept

Boulez and the Modern Concept

by Peter F Stacey

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Library Journal
Given the dearth of incisive writing on Pierre Boulez, this work is welcome. Stacey shows the evolution of Boulez's compositional process in relation to contemporary avant-garde thought in art (Kandinsky, Klee), poetry (Mallarme, Char, cummings), and music (Webern, Stockhausen, Berio, and others), in most cases offering analyses of seminal works more insightful than Boulez's own. He includes many excerpts from the scores and writes relatively jargon-free, accessible prose. A serious problem, however, is the work's chronological limitation; though Boulez has remained an active composer in the Seventies and Eight- ies, this survey ends in 1971. Larry Lipkis, Moravian Coll., Bethlehem, Pa. *

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