6 May 2017

BOULEZ: Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe…originel)

From Music Alive, 7:30 pm on 6 May 2017
Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez Photo: Nationaal Archief


This haunting work for flute and eight instruments is a revision of a short piece commemorating the death of Igor Stravinsky.

Pierre Boulez collaborated with flutist Lawrence Beauregard on the revision and when Beauregard died Boulez decided it should become a tribute to him, a memorial.

The NZSO in turn, perform it as a tribute to Boulez himself, who died in 2016 at the age of 90.

Recorded 6 May 2017, Auckland Town Hall by RNZ Concert.

Producer: Tim Dodd

Engineer: Adrian Hollay