Pierre Boulez: The Complete Erato Recordings (14-CD)

Pierre Boulez: The Complete Erato Recordings (14-CD)

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Discs: 14
Record Label: Erato
Release Date: March 2, 2015

Exploring twentieth century repertoire — both acknowledged masterpieces and new discoveries — this 14-disc anthology reflects the diverse aesthetic strands of Pierre Boulez’s programming over the course of his groundbreaking and influential career. These Erato recordings, made between 1966 and 1992, feature composers otherwise absent from Boulez’s discography — Xenakis, Donatoni, Grisey, Dufourt, Ferneyhough, Harvey and Höller — and the first CD release interpretation of Stravinsky’s incantatory “Les Soucoupes” in the version for female voices and four horns.

Contents:

Stravinsky Pulcinella
Ann Murray mezzo-soprano
Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor
Simon Estes bass
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Stravinsky Le chant du rossignol (Song of the Nightingale), Symphonic Poem
National Orchestra of France

Stravinsky Le Rossignol (The Nightingale)
Phyliss Bryn-Julson Nightingale
Ian Caley fisherman
Felicity Palmer Cook
Neil Howlett Emperor
John Tomlinson Chamberlain
Michael George Bonze
Elizabeth Laurence Death
Brindley Sherratt Japanese Emissary
Gareth Roberts Japanese Emissary
Ian Kennedy Japanese Emissary
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers
Simon Joly director

Stravinsky Four Russian Peasant Songs (1917), “Les Soucoupes”
Radio France Chorus
Jacques Jouineau director

Stravinsky Four Russian Peasant Songs (1954), “Les Soucoupes”
Andre Gantiez horn
Jean-Noel Melleret horn
Michel Cantin horn
Serge Duchesne horn
Radio France Chorus
Jacques Jouineau director

Stravinsky Three Pieces for String Quartet
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Stravinsky Étude for Pianola (Madrid)
Rex Lawson pianola

Stravinsky Four Studies/Études
National Orchestra of France

Stravinsky L'Histoire du soldat (The Soldier's Tale)
Roger Planchon Narrator
Patrice Chereau The Soldier
Antoine Vitez The Devil
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Stravinsky Concertino for 12 Instruments
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Schoenberg Pelleas und Melisande
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Schoenberg Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1991, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Schoenberg Violin Concerto, Op. 36
Pierre Amoyal violin
London Symphony Orchestra

Schoenberg Piano Concerto, Op. 42
Peter Serkin piano
London Symphony Orchestra

Messiaen Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum
Strasbourg Percussion
Orchestra of the Domaine Musical

Messiaen Couleurs de la Cité Céleste
Yvonne Loriod piano
Strasbourg Percussion
Orchestra of the Domaine Musical

Berio Sinfonia
Regis Pasquier violin
National Orchestra of France
New Swingle Singers
Ward Swingle director

Berio Eindrücke
National Orchestra of Fance

Xenakis Jalons
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Donatoni Tema
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Donatoni Cadeau
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Ligeti Piano Études, Book 1
Pierre Lauren Aimard piano

Ligeti Trio for Violin, Horn and Piano
Jacques Deleplancque horn
Maryvonne Le Dizes-Richard violin
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Kurtág Messages de feu demoiselle R.V. Troussova, Op. 17
Adrienna Csengery soprano
Marta Fabian cimbalom
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Birtwistle . . . AGM . . .
Ensemble Intercontemporain
John Alldis Choir

Grisey Modulations
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Carter Oboe Concerto
Heinz Holliger oboe
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Carter Esprit rude/Esprit doux
Sophie Cherrier flute
Andre Trouttet clarinet

Carter A Mirror on which to Dwell
Phyllis Bryn-Julson soprano
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Carter Penthode
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Dufourt Antiphysis
Istav Matuz flute
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Ferneyhough Funerailles (1977)
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Ferneyhough Funerailles (1980)
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Harvey Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
Stanley Haynes producer

Höller Arcus
Peter Eotvos conductor
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Boulez Pli selon pli
Phyllis Bryn-Julson soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Boulez Le Viage nuptial (1989)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson soprano
Elizabeth Laurence contralto
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers

Boulez Le Soleil des eaux (1965)
Phyllis Bryn-Julson soprano
BBC Symphony Orchestra
BBC Singers

Boulez Figures, Doubles, Prismes (1968)
BBC Symphony Orchestra

Boulez Sonatine for Flute and Piano
Sophie Cherrier flute
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Boulez Piano Sonata No. 1
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Boulez Derive I
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Boulez Memoriale (. . . Explosante-fixe . . . Originel)
Sophie Cherrier flute
Ensemble Intercontemporain

Boulez Dialogue de l’ombre double (versions aux chiffres romains)
Alain Damiens clarinet

Boulez cummings ist der Dichter
Ensemble Intercontemporain
BBC Singers

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