Boulez Sonatine for Flute and Piano


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Boulez Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Boulez Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Year of composition: 1946
Composer: Pierre Boulez
Duration: 12′

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was the most significant French composer of his generation and was also renowned as a conductor and music theorist.

Boulez pursued mathematics at the Collège de Saint-Étienne while receiving music lessons. He later studied mathematics, engineering, and music in Lyon. In 1944–45, he received instruction from composer and organist Olivier Messiaen at the Paris Conservatoire. From 1945 to 1946, he studied 12-tone technique under René Leibowitz, a student of Arnold Schoenberg.

By the 1960s, he had gained international acclaim as both a composer and conductor, particularly for his interpretations of 20th-century repertoire.

Boulez held conducting positions with prestigious orchestras, including the Southwest Radio Symphony Orchestra in Baden-Baden, the Cleveland Orchestra, the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, and the New York Philharmonic. He conducted major orchestras in the United States and Europe and was highly regarded for his precision and recordings, which had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of conductors and performers.

Boulez founded and directed the experimental Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (IRCAM) in the mid-1970s, establishing the renowned Ensemble Intercontemporain. He continued composing into the 21st century while receiving numerous accolades for his contributions to music, including Grammy Awards and international honours such as the Praemium Imperiale, the Wolf Prize, and the Kyoto Prize.

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