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Michael Barenboim, Daniel Barenboim & Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Violin & Piano Concerti (2015) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Barenboim, Daniel Barenboim & Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Violin & Piano Concerti (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 57:28 minutes | 589 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Dating from 2005 and 2012, these are the Vienna Philharmonic’s first recordings of two of Schoenberg’s works: the Piano Concerto with soloist Daniel Barenboim under Pierre Boulez and the extremely challenging Violin Concerto starring father and son: Michael Barenboim as soloist under the direction of his father Daniel. Even today the virtuosity of the Violin Concerto instils a sense of awe in many violinists; for a time Jascha Heifetz regarded the work as unplayable.
Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/48]

Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 142:08 minutes | 1.39 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Hommage à Boulez celebrates Daniel Barenboim’s and Pierre Boulez’ association, starting in June 1964, that for length and multifariousness, has few parallels in the history of music.
Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez (2017)

Daniel Barenboim & West-Eastern Divan Orchestra - Hommage a Boulez
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 142:08 min | 326 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 37 | Rls.date: 2017

Hommage à Boulez celebrates Daniel Barenboim’s and Pierre Boulez’ association, starting in June 1964, that for length and multifariousness, has few parallels in the history of music. Boulez became the first musician that Barenboim invited to share in conducting the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra (in 2007, at the Salzburg Festival). Features a selection of Boulez’ most iconic works out of live recordings from the BBC Proms Beethoven-Boulez cycle of concerts (London, Royal Albert Hall, July 2012), and Boulez’s 85th birthday concert (Berlin, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, 4 April 2010), all performed by members of the West Eastern Divan orchestra. Boulez conducts members of the WEDO and Hilary Summers in his own work Le Marteau sans maître.
Webern - Boulez - Complete Webern (2000, Deutsche Grammophon # 457 637-2) [6x CD BOX] (RE-UP)

Anton Webern (1883-1945) - Complete Works
Pierre Boulez - Berliner Philharmoniker
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 1,16 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Deutsche Grammophon # 457 637-2 | Country/Year: Europe 2000
Genre: Classical | Style: Modern

…Whatever reservations one might harbor about this or that individual performance, it is unlikely that this set as a whole will be surpassed in the near future. It belongs in every serious music library, private or public.

Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995) {Deutsche Grammophon}  Music

Posted by shamanicus at Jan. 22, 2017
Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995) {Deutsche Grammophon}

Boulez Conducts Webern II (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork (png) | 279 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 213 mb
Classical, Modern | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / DG 447 099-2

If you are only ever going to listen to one disc of the music of Anton Webern, make it this one. It has more of his appealing orchestral music on it than any other disc. There is the Passacaglia, Op. 1 - the finale of Brahms Fourth meets the finale of Mahler's Sixth. There is the Movements (5), Op. 5 - angular, aggressive, and rapturous. There is the Pieces (6), Op. 6 - tender, mysterious, and tragic. There is his pointillistic orchestration of Bach's Ricercar a 6 voci - cool dots of color illuminating a mathematical proof. There is his affectionate orchestration of Schubert's German Dances - lightly lyrical peasant dances done with loving care. There is even his Im Sommerwind - a Romantic tone poem describing his trysts in the Austrian alps.
Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001) (Repost)

Mitsuko Uchida, Pierre Boulez - Schoenberg: Piano Concerto, Berg: Sonata, Webern: Variations (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 63:45 | 257 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 468 033-2

Mitsuko Uchida has been a committed exponent of Schoenberg's Piano Concerto for over a decade now. It is a work which remains controversial in its adaptation of the serial method to an almost Brahmsian harmonic palette, wedded to a formal approach that takes up the integrated design, and textural richness, of Schoenberg's pre-atonal works. Certainly in terms of the balance between soloist and orchestra, this recording clarifies the often capricious interplay to a degree previously unheard on disc (and most likely in the concert hall too).Interpretatively, it combines Pollini's dynamism, without the hectoring touch that creeps into the Adagio's climactic passages, and Brendel's lucidity, avoiding the deadpan feeling that pervades his final Giocoso.

Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg: Box Set 11CDs (2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Jan. 7, 2017
Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg: Box Set 11CDs (2014)

Pierre Boulez Conducts Schoenberg: Box Set 11CDs (2014)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,61 Gb
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2014

This 11-disc set is essential for anyone interested in the music of Arnold Schoenberg. It is the complete Sony "Boulez Conducts Schoenberg" series in a Brilliant-style box without jewel cases. Whether you are just investigating Schoenberg, or looking to complete the series, this is a most welcome release.
Patrick Gallois, Lydia Wong - French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)

French Flute Music: Poulenc, Messiaen, Dutilleux, Jolivet, Boulez, Sancan (2005)
Patrick Gallois, flute; Lydia Wong, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 144 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | # 8.557328 | Time: 00:59:33

Since the end of the seventeenth century French composers have shown a particular skill and deftness of touch in writing for the flute. The instrument owes much of its prominence in French music of the twentieth century to the use made of it in orchestral colouring by composers such as Debussy and Ravel, as well as to a group of highly gifted players associated in one way or another with the Paris Conservatoire. They include the soloist on this recording, Patrick Gallois, a pupil of Jean-Pierre Rampal. This collection of works composed during the last sixty years ranges from Poulenc’s Sonata, marked by rhythmic vitality and a delicate vein of sentimentality, Messiaen’s Le merle noir, inspired by bird song, to Boulez’s Sonatine, which the composer himself has characterised as ‘organised delirium’.

Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)  Music

Posted by Vilboa at Aug. 31, 2016
Debussy - Pelleas et Melisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)

Debussy - Pelléas et Mélisande (Pierre Boulez) (2002/1992)
NTSC 16:9 (720x480) VBR | Francais (Dolby AC3, 2 ch) | (Dolby AC3, 6 ch) | (DTS, 6 ch) | 7.71 Gb+2.21 Gb (DVD9+DVD5) | 158 min
Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Sub: Francais, English, Deutsch, Espanol, Chinese

Peter Stein staged the work for Welsh National Opera in 1992 and won universal praise, as did Pierre Boulez for his conducting. Within austere, wholly appropriate sets, beautifully lit by Jean Kalman, Stein catches the very essence of this singular and elusive piece. Each of the 15 scenes is given its own distinctive décor in which the action is played out on several levels – high for the tower scenes, low for the eerie, subterranean grottoes, for instance. A masterstroke is the subtle evolution from one scene to another in view of the audience, offering a visual counterpoint to the interludes. Stein sees that Debussy's instructions are scrupulously observed. In fact, as a whole, this is an object-lesson in modern staging. Stein and his collaborators reflect the ebb and flow of crude realism and fragile dream-life that permeate the score, which Boulez has identified as lying at its heart. Director and conductor worked closely with each other over a six-week rehearsal period, something unlikely to occur today, so Boulez's interpretation is in complete accord with the staging, his musical direction at once direct and luminous, timbres finely balanced one with the other.
Erik Bosgraaf · Jorrit Tamminga · Pierre Boulez - Dialogues (2015)

Erik Bosgraaf · Jorrit Tamminga · Pierre Boulez - Dialogues (2015)
Contemporary Classical | Brilliant Classics BRI94842 | 2015 | 66:29 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Booklet | Various File Hosts | 309 MB
Erik Bosgraaf, recorders, Jorrit Tamminga, electronics

Recorder virtuoso Erik Bosgraaf (b. 1980) was personally granted permission to arrange for recorder Boulez' (1925-2016) Dialogue de l'ombre double, originally for clarinet and electronics. ...The result is a dynamic interplay between Bosgraaf's recorder and the fascinating electronic timbres and colours. The second work on this release is a musical dialogue between Bosgraaf and electronic wizard Jorrit Tamminga (b. 1973), creating unheard-of sounds of the recorder interwoven in electronic sound tapestries.