Pierre Boulez »Livre pour cordes«

Pierre Boulez
»Livre pour cordes« für string orchestra (1968)

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln
François-Xavier Roth
conductor

To write an all-encompassing book that bears within itself a microcosm of the entire universe—that was the dream of the writer Stéphane Mallarmé. In his »Livre pour Cordes«, the young composer Pierre Boulez continued dreaming the dream. Developing from “Movements for String Quartet”, it grew and proliferated to a »Book for Strings« with which he opens a new chapter in the music of the past century.

Recorded on February 6, 2018
Cologne Philharmonie

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