Boulez: Pli selon pli

Boulez: Pli selon pli
Christine Schäfer / Ensemble Intercontemporain - Pierre Boulez
Deutsche Grammophon 289 471 344

Contents:

    Pli selon pli (1957/1962/1989)
  1. Don [du poème] "Je t'apporte l'enfant d'une nuit d'Idumée!"
  2. Improvisation sur Mallarmé I "Le vierge, le vivace et le bel aujourd'hui"
  3. Improvisation sur Mallarmé II "Une dentelle s'abolit"
  4. Improvisation sur Mallarmé III "A la nue accablante tu"
  5. Tombeau "Un peu proond ruisseau calomnié la mort"

Performers: Christine Schäfer (soprano), Emmanuelle Ophèle (flute), Claude Lefebvre (flute), Sarah Louvion (flute), Magali Mosnier (flute), Didier Pateau (oboe), Alain Damiens (clarinet), André Trouttet (clarinet), Alain Billard (bass clarinet), Pascal Gallois (bassoon), Vincent David (saxophone), Erwan Fagant (saxophone), Jens McManama (horn), Jean-Christophe Vervoitte (horn), Jérôme Rouillard (horn), Vladimir Dubois (horn), Antoine Curé (trumpet), Jean-Jacques Gaudon (trumpet), Jérôme Naulais (trombone), Benny Sluchin (trombone), Jean-Pierre Moutot (double bass trombone), Vincent Bauer (percussion), Michel Cerutti (percussion), Daniel Ciampolini (percussion), Andreï Karassenko (percussion), David Dewaste (percussion), Hervé Trovel (percussion), Jean-Philippe Cochenet (percussion), Dimitri Vassilakis (piano), Hidéki Nagano (piano), Frédérique Cambreling (harp), Serge Reynier (harp), Ghislaine Petit (harp), Marie-Thérèse Ghirardi (guitar), Christian Schneider (mandolin), Jeanne-Marie Conquer (violin), Maryvonne Le Dizès (violin), Hae-Sun Kang (violin), Marie-Violaine Cadoret (violin), Christophe Desjardins (viola), Odile Auboin (viola), Béatrice Gendek (viola), Stéphane Marcel (viola), Yaël Senamaud (viola), Benoît Marin (viola), Erwan Richard (viola), Emmanuel Witzthum (viola), Jean-Guihen Queyras (cello), Pierre Strauch (cello), Raphaël Chrétien (cello), Alexis Descharmes (cello), Thomas Duran (cello), Frédéric Stochl (double bass), Pierre Feyler (double bass), Eric Chalan (double bass), Titus Oppmann (double bass), Didier Meu (double bass), Stephan Werner (double bass)

Playing time: 70'

Recording dates: January & February 2001 (Paris)

In this 1989 revision to Pli selon pli, Boulez has eliminated the former stochastic component, and set certain sequences, rather than let the musicians choose. This change of conception is accompanied by other minor changes of form.

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