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Pierre Boulez - The Complete Columbia Album Collection - Sony 67CDs flac track

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Sony Classical is delighted to announce an unprecedented reissue of the recordings made by Pierre Boulez for CBS/American Columbia. They are all being issued together for the first time in a single Sony Classical box set of 67 CDs. Every recording comes from the best source; several have been newly remastered from the original analogue tapes, such as Bergs Altenberg Lieder, Op. 4 (1967), Seven Early Songs (1972) and Carter’s A Mirror On Which To Dwell.

One of the towering figures of modern music, Boulez began his conducting career in 1958 in Baden-Baden, Germany. His remarkable achievements in Europe brought him to the attention of George Szell, who invited him to make his US debut in 1965 with the Cleveland Orchestra. Boulez went on to serve in Cleveland as principal guest conductor and musical advisor from 1967 until 1972, and has maintained close ties to that elite ensemble ever since. In 1971, he became chief conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra in London, and the same year he succeeded Leonard Bernstein as music director of the New York Philharmonic, holding that illustrious position until 1977.

Principally with those leading orchestras, Pierre Boulez who began his conducting career in order to do justice do his own challenging works quickly garnered the reputation of a peerless interpreter of Berlioz and Wagner; Debussy and Ravel; Schoenberg, Berg and Webern; Bartók and Stravinsky; Messiaen, Varèse and Carter. Early on, CBS began documenting that reputation with the benchmark recordings now being brought together in a single release.

The series began in 1966 with a complete recording of Berg’s Wozzeck at the Paris Opera and Debussy’s La Mer, Jeux and Prélude à l après-midi d un faune with London s New Philharmonia (“A record that needed to be made” Records & Recording). Both won Grammys. It continued into the 1990s with one distinguished release after another, far too many to list here. A few highlights: Stravinsky’s Sacre du printemps, a Boulez speciality, recorded in Cleveland in 1969 (another Grammy winner), Debussy’s only opera Pelléas et Mélisande at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1970 ( A revelation Saturday Review; “…a delicacy and clarity I have never before encountered” New York Times), and, that same year with the London Symphony Orchestra, the first complete recording of Mahler’s Das klagende Lied.

Boulez’s New York Philharmonic recordings of Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra and Ravel s Daphnis et Chloé brought him further Grammys in 1973 and 1975, respectively. Other acclaimed opera recordings followed, including Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle and Schoenberg’s Moses und Aron, both with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. There were a number of surprises and rarities, too: Handel’s Water Music, Berlioz’s Lélio narrated by Jean-Louis Barrault, Wagner s rarely heard choral work Love-Feast of the Apostles, and a controversial, stimulating Beethoven Fifth Symphony. These are, of course, all to be found in this new collection.

Bela Bartók
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (complete ballet)
Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116
Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11
The Wooden Prince
Four Orchestral Pieces Op. 12 (Sz 51)
3 Village Scenes, BB 87b, Sz. 79

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67
Meeresstille und glückliche Fahrt, Op. 112

Alban Berg
Chamber Concerto for Piano and Violin with 13 Wind Instruments
Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6
5 Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg, Op. 4
Sieben frühe Lieder
Wozzeck: Act III Interlude
Lyric Suite – three movements for string orchestra (1928)
Lulu-Suite (Five Symphonic Pieces) for soprano and orchestra
Der Wein
Violin Concerto ‘To the Memory of an Angel’ (1935)
Drei Orchesterstücke, Op. 6
Sieben frühe Lieder
5 Orchesterlieder nach Ansichtskartentexten von Peter Altenberg, Op. 4
Jugendlieder: selections
Er klagt, daß der Frühling so kurz blüht

Luciano Berio
Allelujah II
Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra
Ritorno degli snovidenia
Chemins II
Chemins IV
Corale (su Sequenza VIII)
Points on the curve to find…

Hector Berlioz
Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14
Lélio, ou Le Retour a la vie
Benvenuto Cellini: excerpts
Les Troyens à Carthage (excerpts)
Béatrice et Bénédict: excerpts
Le carnaval romain Overture, Op. 9
Les Nuits d’été, Op. 7
La Mort de Cléopâtre – Scène lyrique

Pierre Boulez
Pli selon pli
Le Marteau sans maître
Livre pour cordes
Rituel in memoriam Bruno Maderna
Le Marteau sans maître
12 notations pour piano
Structures for 2 Pianos, Book 2

Elliot Carter
A Symphony of Three Orchestras
Mirror on Which to Dwell

Claude Debussy
La Mer
Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune
Jeux – Poème dansé
Images for orchestra
Pelléas et Mélisande
Trois Nocturnes
Printemps, suite for piano 4 hands or orchestra, L. 61
Rhapsody for clarinet & piano (or orchestra), L. 116 ‘Première rapsodie’

Paul Dukas
La Péri

Manuel de Falla
El sombrero de tres picos
Concerto for Harpsichord & Chamber Ensemble

George Frideric Handel
Water Music Suite No. 1 in F major, HWV348
Music for the Royal Fireworks, HWV351
Berenice Overture
Concerto a due cori in F major, HWV 334

Gustav Mahler
Das klagende Lied
Symphony No. 10 in F sharp major – Adagio
Rückert-Lieder (5 songs, complete)

Olivier Messiaen
Et Exspecto Resurrectionem Mortuorum
Couleurs de la cité céleste

Maurice Ravel
Daphnis et Chloé – Suite No. 2
Pavane pour une infante défunte
Rapsodie Espagnole
Alborada del gracioso (orchestral version)
Piano Concerto in G major
Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)
Une barque sur l’océan (orchestral version)
Valses nobles et sentimentales
Le Tombeau de Couperin
La Valse
Menuet antique
Ma Mère l’Oye
Daphnis et Chloé
Fanfare from ‘L’Eventail de Jeanne’
Trois poemes de Stephane Mallarmé
Trois chansons madécasses
Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

Albert Roussel
Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 42

Arnold Schoenberg
Moses und Aron
Pierrot lunaire, Op. 21
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
A Survivor from Warsaw, Op. 46
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 31
5 orchestral pieces, Op. 16
Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene, Op. 34
Serenade, Op. 24
Lied der Waldtaube (from Gurrelieder)
Ode to Napoleon Buonaparte, Op. 41
Die Jakobsleiter
Erwartung, Op. 17
Die glückliche Hand, Op. 18
Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9
Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38b
3 Pieces for Chamber Orchestra
Four Orchestral Songs, Op. 22
Septet (Suite) in E flat major, Op. 29
Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4
Friede auf Erden, Op. 13
Stücke (6), Op. 35
Drei Volkslieder Op. 49
Kanons (2)
Drei Volkslieder Op. 49
Four Pieces for Mixed Chorus, Op. 27
Three Satires for Mixed Chorus, Op. 28
Stücke (6), Op. 35
Dreimal tausend jahre, Op. 50a
Moderner Psalm für Sprecher, Chor und Orchester, Op. 50c

Alexander Scriabin
Symphony No. 4 – ‘Le Poème de l’extase’, Op. 54

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite
The Rite of Spring
Petrushka (1911 version)
The Firebird
Le Chant du Rossignol
Pulcinella Suite
Scherzo Fantastique, Op. 3
Symphonies of Wind Instruments
Suite No. 1

Edgar Varèse
Densité 21.5

Richard Wagner
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Overture
Tannhäuser: Overture
Faust Overture, WWV59
Tristan und Isolde: Prelude & Liebestod
Das Liebesmahl der Apostel, WWV 69
Siegfried Idyll
Wesendonck-Lieder (5)

Anton Webern
Passacaglia for Orchestra, Op. 1
Entflieht, Op. 2
Six Pieces for Orchestra Op. 6
Zwei Lieder, Op. 8
Five Pieces for Orchestra Op. 10
Four Songs Op. 13
Sechs Lieder, Op. 14
Fünf geistliche Lieder, Op. 15
Five Canons on Latin Texts for Soprano, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet, Op. 16
Drei Volkstexte (Three Traditional Rhymes) for Soprano, Violin, Viola, Clarinet, and Bass Clarinet, Op. 17
Drei Lieder, Op. 18, for voice, E flat clarinet and guitar
Two Songs, Op. 19 (Texts: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
Symphony, Op. 21
Quartet, Op. 22 for violin, clarinet, tenor saxophone and piano
Concerto for Nine Instruments Op. 24
Das Augenlicht, ‘Through Our Open Eyes Light Flows into the Heart’, Op. 26
Cantata No.1 for Soprano Chorus and Orchestra op.29
Variations for Orchestra, Op. 30
Cantata No. 2, Op. 31
Five movements for String Quartet, Op. 5 (1909)
Ricercata from J.S. Bach’s ‘Musical Offering’

Complete tracklist : Pierre Boulez – Complete Columbia Album Collection