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BOULEZ CONDUCTS BARTOK (8 CDS)

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The 2009 Kyoto Prize for Music, bestowed once every four years since 1985 by the Inamori Foundation, has been awarded to Pierre Boulez. This great distinction, similar in intent to the Nobel Prize, recognizes outstanding achievement in the fields of philosophy, arts, science, and technology. Awards are to leaders in their respective fields as well as individuals whose work has contributed significantly to humanity.

In honouring Pierre Boulez as a leader “in the world of Western music since World War II”, the Inamori Foundation has referred to his all-embracing and path-breaking activities as composer, conductor, writer, teacher, lecturer, and founder/director of musical institutions as well as to the creative stimulus and influence he has exerted and continues to exert in each of these aspects of his extraordinary career. Congratulations to Maestro Boulez on the receipt of this singular honour!

"As composer and conductor, Boulez has done more than any other person alive to define the idea of what modern music is, and how it should sound.” The Guardian

Over the past 18 years Pierre Boulez has made a series of critically acclaimed recordings (including two Grammys) for Deutsche Grammophon of Bartók’s major orchestral works (principally with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra), the complete concertos with leading international soloists and complete stage works. Here is the entire collection on eight CDs, gathered together in a single specially-priced box for the first time

The major orchestral works, complete concertos, complete stage works.

Soloists: Gil Shaham, Gidon Kremer, Yuri Bashmet, Krystian Zimerman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Hélène Grimaud, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich & Jessye Norman in Bluebeard’s Castle.

Bartók:
Four Orchestral Pieces Op. 12 (Sz 51)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Dance Suite, BB 86, Sz. 77
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Two Pictures, (Op.10) Sz. 46
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Hungarian Sketches, BB 103, Sz. 97
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Divertimento for Strings, Sz. 113
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83
Krystian Zimerman (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95
Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Berlner Philharmoniker
Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
Hélène Grimaud (piano)
London Symphony Orchestra
Concerto for 2 pianos, percussion & orchestra, BB 121, Sz. 115
Tamara Stefanovich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Nigel Thomas & Neil Percy
London Symphony Orchestra
Violin Concerto No. 1, BB48a, Sz 36
Gidon Kremer (violin)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Viola Concerto, BB 128, Sz. 120
Yuri Bashmet (viola)
Berliner Philharmoniker
Violin Concerto No. 2, Sz 112
Gil Shaham (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra No. 1, BB 94b, Sz. 87
Gil Shaham (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Rhapsody for Violin & Orchestra No. 2, BB 96b, Sz. 90
Gil Shaham (violin)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Duke Bluebeard's Castle, Sz. 48, Op. 11
Jessye Norman (Judith), Láslá Polgár (Bluebeard) & Nicholas Simon (Prologue)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cantata Profana 'The Nine Enchanted Stags', BB 100, Sz. 94
John Aler (tenor) & John Tomlinson (baritone)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
The Wooden Prince
John Aler (tenor) & John Tomlinson (baritone)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
The Miraculous Mandarin, Op. 19, Sz. 73 (suite)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Music for Strings, Percussion & Celesta, BB 114, Sz. 106
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Chorus
Pierre Boulez


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