CD Pierre Boulez: The Complete Erato Recordings

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Discs 14
Record Label Erato
Release Date 2015

Contents:

Disc 1:

Igor Stravinsky, Pulcinella

Ann Murray (mezzo-soprano)
Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
Simon Estes (bass)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Igor Stravinsky, Le Chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale)

Orchestre National de France

Disc 2:

Igor Stravinsky, Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)

Neil Howlett (L'empereur)
Brindley Sherratt (Envoye japonais)

Michael George (Le bonze)
John Tomlinson (Le chambellan)
Elizabeth Laurence (La mort)
Felicity Palmer (La cuisiniere)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson (Le rossignol)
Gareth Roberts (Enovye japonais)
Ian Kennedy (Envoye japonais)
Ian Caley (Le pecheur)

BBC Singers, Simon Joly (director)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Igor Stravinsky, Quatre Chants paysans russes "Les Soucoupes" (Original version for a capella female voices)

Igor Stravinsky, Quatre Chants paysans russes "Les Soucoupes" (1954 version with four horns)

Andre Gantiez (horn)
Jean-Noel Melleret (horn)
Michel Cantin (horn)
Serge Duchesne (horn)

Choeur de Radio-France, Jacques Jouineau (director)

Igor Stravinsky, Three Pieces for String Quartet

Quatuor intercontemporain

Igor Stravinsky, "Madrid", etude for pianola

Rex Lawson (pianola)

Igor Stravinsky, Four Etudes for Orchestra

Orchestre National de France

Disc 3:

Igor Stravinsky, L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)

Roger Planchon (narrator)
Antoine Vitez (Le Diable)

Patrice Chereau (Le Soldat)

Igor Stravinsky, Concertino for 12 Instruments

Ensemble intercontemporain

Disc 4:

Arnold Schoenberg, Pelleas und Melisande, Op. 5 (Symphonic Poem)

Arnold Schoenberg, Variations, Op. 31

Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Disc 5:

Arnold Schoenberg, Violin Concerto, Op. 36

Pierre Amoyal (violin)

Arnold Schoenberg, Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Peter Serkin (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra

Disc 6:

Olivier Messiaen, Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum

Olivier Messiaen, Couleurs de la Cite Celeste

Yvonne Loriod (piano)

Les Percussions de Strasbourg (percussion ensemble)
Orchestre du Domaine musical

Disc 7:

Luciano Berio, Sinfonia (for eight voices and orchestra)

Regis Pasquier (violin)
New Swingle Singers, Ward Swingle (director)

Luciano Berio, Eindrucke (for orchestra)

Orchestre National de France

Iannis Xenakis, Jalons (for 15 instruments)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Disc 8:

Franco Donatoni, Tema (for 12 instruments)

Franco Donatoni, Cadeau (for 11 instruments)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Gyorgy Ligeti, Etudes for Piano, Book 1

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Gyorgy Ligeti, Trio for Violin, Horn, and Piano

Jacques Deleplancque (horn)
Maryvonne Le Dizes-Richard (violin)

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)

Disc 9:

Gyorgy Kurtag, Messages de feu Demoiselle R. V. Troussova, Op. 17 (21 poems by Rimma Dalos for soprano and chamber ensemble)

Adrienne Csengery (soprano)
Marta Fabian (cimbalom)

Harrison Birtwistle, ...AGM... (for 16 voices and 3 instrumental groups)

The John Alldis Choir

Gerard Grisey, Modulations (for 33 musicians)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Disc 10:

Elliott Carter, Concerto for Oboe

Heinz Holliger (oboe)
Ensemble intercontemporain

Elliott Carter, Esprit rude/Esprit doux (for flute and clarinet)

Sophie Cherrier (flute)
Andre Trouttet (clarinet)

Elliott Carter, A Mirror on which to Dwell (Six poems by Elizabeth Bishop for soprano and chamber orchestra)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)

Elliott Carter, Penthode (for five groups of four instruments)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Disc 11:

Hugues Dufourt, Antiphysis (for leading flute and chamber orchestra)

Istvan Matuz (flute)

Brian Ferneyhough, Funerailles - Version 1 (1977)

Brian Ferneyhough, Funerailles - Version 2 (1980)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Jonathan Harvey, Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco (for concrete sounds)

Stanley Haynes (producer)

York Holler, Arcus (for 17 instruments and magnetic tape)

Ensemble intercontemporain, Peter Eotvos (conductor)

Disc 12:

Pierre Boulez, Pli selon pli

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Disc 13:

Pierre Boulez, Le Viage nuptial (1989 version for soprano, mezzo-soprano, chorus, and orchestra - Poem by Rene Char)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)
Elizabeth Laurence (contralto)

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Boulez, Le Soleil des eaux (1965 version for soprano, mixed chorus, and orchestra - Poem by Rene Char)

Phyllis Bryn-Julson (soprano)

BBC Singers
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Pierre Boulez, Figures, Doubles, Prismes (1968 version for orchestra)

BBC Symphony Orchestra

Disc 14:

Pierre Boulez, Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Sophie Cherrier (flute)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Pierre Boulez, Piano Sonata No. 1

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano)

Pierre Boulez, Derive I (for flute, clarinet, piano, vibraphone, violin, and cello)

Pierre Boulez, Memoriale (... Explosante-fixe... Originel) (for flute and 8 instruments)

Sophie Cherrier (flute)

Ensemble intercontemporain

Pierre Boulez, Dialogue de l'ombre double (versions aux chiffres romains) (for solo clarinet)

Alain Damiens (clarinet)

Pierre Boulez, cummings ist der Dichter (for 16 solo voices, mixed chorus, and chamber orchestra)

BBC Singers
Ensemble intercontemporain

Pierre Boulez (conductor)