The 90th birthday of Pierre Boulez is being marked this year by orchestras and festivals around the world. But there will be one very notable absence at every celebration: Boulez himself, now too frail to make regular public appearances. The two men have collaborated closely for decades, and the similarities between their conducing styles is eerie. The concert opened with the early but much revised Livres pour cordes. The string textures here are diverse, but within strict confines.
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Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna —75 is a composition for large chamber ensemble in eight groups by Pierre Boulez. The work was written after the death of Boulez's fellow composer Bruno Maderna , and Boulez describes it as "A ceremony of memory, in which there are numerous repetitions of the same formulas, in constantly changing profiles and perspectives". He "was greeted with boos as well as cheers.
He took several bows, and the cheers eventually won out. Boulez based the tonal structure of Rituel largely on a set of seven tones, corresponding to the number of the letters in the name "Maderna". The work divides the players into eight groups, that are widely separated across the performance space.
Each group features a different category of instruments and a different number of players one oboe, two clarinets, three flutes, etc. Except in the case of the brass group, which is the largest, a percussionist is assigned to each group to maintain its specific tempo, since the groups are independent of one another in terms of rhythm, while the conductor maintains a larger scale organization.
The use of groups and their spacing reflects many of Maderna's works, such as Quadrivium In Krzysztof Penderecki , asked which contemporary composers he liked, said: "I like Boulez's last piece Rituel , because it's like Messiaen; Boulez seems to have changed his style.
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