Pierre Boulez 90th Birthday Festival


Thu 23 Apr 2015 7.30pm - 9.45pm
Barbican Hall, London

PIERRE BOULEZ Livre pour cordes
STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring
PIERRE BOULEZ Rituel: in memoriam Bruno Maderna

Peter Eötvös conductor
London Symphony Orchestra

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The great French maestro Pierre Boulez celebrates his 90th birthday with this concert conducted by the leading interpreter of his music, Peter Eötvös. Two major works by Boulez himself – the Book for Strings, a work of great depth, delicacy and textural beauty, and his 'ceremony of memory' for his fellow-composer Bruno Maderna, scored for eight different instrumental groups - frame a work that he reveres, Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring.