12 May 2017

BOULEZ: Mémoriale (...Explosante-fixe...Originel)

From Music Alive, 7:00 pm on 12 May 2017

Bridget Douglas (flute) with members of the NZ Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hamish McKeich

Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez Photo: Nationaal Archief

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