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Pierre Boulez rehearses the 1920's composition "Octandre" by Edgard Varese, and discusses the piece with music critic Michael Steinberg. The piece is then performed again. This is Part I I of a two-part series using this technique and the music of Varese. Boulez is particularly interested in modern music and in leading audiences to an appreciation of it. He makes clear that audiences tend to have a fear of new music and can be brought to an understanding of the music which leaves the fear behind. Note: Pierre Boulez has been featured on a number of programs in this series. See particularly Part I of this two-part series.

Title: Pierre Boulez on Edgard Varese: “Octandre”, performance and analysis

Reference: 710919


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