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  1. Classical Music Discussion
    Hi guys, Perhaps no other composer is more demanding of his listeners than Arnold Schoenberg. For those among us that have given interest in his music, it becomes evident that a certain conscious effort must be made in order to endure the performance, even when done by remarkable musicians, and...
  2. Recorded Music and Publications
    Probably this is the most suitable forum for the thread, it would get lost in CMD, I think. I posted before that I was going to listen and compare three Mahler cycles: Tennstedt, Boulez and Kubelik. Searching for their original sleeves, which I usually like, I found that Kubelik covers are works...
  3. Orchestral Music
    And why? Also, if you prefer another performance I'd like to know and hear why. Thanks in advance.
  4. Classical Music Discussion
    Not his compositions. Not yet at least. I wanted to know some of his finest recordings [excluding those of his works.] Like his La Mer, his Mahler cycle or Bruckner 8 and 9.
  5. Classical Music Discussion
    Apparently Boulez thinks there's something not well composed about Barraqué's music. But I don't know what he's getting at.
  6. Ballet
    I really loved this ballet number played by the Utah Symphony last weekend. Anyone can recommend a good recording for it? I am thinking about the Boulez DG version.
  7. Classical Music Discussion
    I've noticed that there are few recordings of Schoenberg's twelve-tone works by Big Name conductors and/or solists. Take the seminal Variations for Orchestra op. 31. You have the Boulez recordings, of course, and the Karajan, as well as Rattle and a more recent Barenboim. Maybe there are two or...
  8. Classical Music Discussion
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/classicalmusic/3702982/Pierre-Boulez-I-was-a-bully-Im-not-ashamed.html Pierre Boulez admits that he bullies; and that he booed out loud at a Stravinsky concert; and that he said that opera houses should be burnt down; and mentioned with characteristic...
  9. Recorded Music and Publications
    In less than two weeks I will purchase this from a wonderful little local shop What's the general consensus? As far as Boulez goes, everything he's ever written seems to be in a constant revisionary process and not much is "complete," but everything on here appears to be included with his own...
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