Bridget Douglas (flute) with members of the NZ Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich
BOULEZ: Mémoriale (…explosante-fixe…originel)
This haunting work for flute and eight instruments is a revision of a short piece commemorating the death of Igor Stravinsky. 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 5 May 2017, Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington by RNZ Concert.
Producer: David McCaw
Engineer: Graham Kennedy