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PIERRE BOULEZ  - CONDUCTOR & COMPOSER

Autographed original 7” x 9” Hermann Landvogt photograph of the late conductor and composer at one of the 80th birthday concerts produced in his honor at the Berlin Philharmonie in 2005.

Boulez (1925-2016) had a storied career as a conductor and composer.  As a pupil at the Paris Conservatoire he studied with Dandelot, Vaurabourg and Messiaen.  Vaurabourg’s husband Arthur Honegger would help his start in music, which led to his appointment as Music Director with the touring theatre company, Compagnie Renaud-Barrault, which helped expose him to an international audience writing incidental music for the theatrical performances. John Cage and Karlheinz Stockhausen became supporters of the young composers music and introduced him to their publishers.  In 1959 Boulez replaced Hans Rosbaud on shirt notice at the Aix en Provence Festival which launched his conducting prowess on the world stage.  He made his debut with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Bavarian Radio Symphony,  Berlin Philharmonic and the Orchestre National de France over the next three years and his American debut with the Cleveland Orchestra in 1965.   The Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the New York Philharmonic debuts followed three years later.  Boulez was in demand as he chose to conduct the works of 20th Century composers, the works many conductors had no interest in performing.  Boulez had a number of important Music Director and Advisor positions, the BBC Orchestra (1971-1975), The Cleveland Orchestra (1970-1972) and the New York Philharmonic (1971-1977).

For the conductors 80th birthday, the Berlin Philharmonic held a series of concerts in his honor.  The photograph above was taken at the conclusion of one of those concerts.

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