Boulez and the Violin

Was recently turned on to this piece by fellow Obie and violinist Yuri Popowycz,

Anthemes 2 is a piece for violin and electronics composed by Pierre Boulez the last living composer/conductor of a generation that included Karlheinz Stockhausen, Luigi Nono and so on… These composers studied directly with Olivier Messiaen and took the theories of serial and 12-tone music,  pioneered by Arnold Schoenberg and the Second Viennese School, into the latter half of the 20th century.

I have also attached some videos corresponding to a few of the composers mentioned above. Enjoy! ppp

Messiaen – Quartet for the End of Time

Schoenberg – Pierrot Lunaire

Nono – Canto Sospeso

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