Serenata 1 by Berio. Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez. Oiseaux exotiques by Olivier Messiaen. Syrinx by Claude Debussy. Density 21.5 by Edgard Varèse. Hyperprism by Edgard Varèse. Octandre by Edgard Varèse. Cantéyodjayâ by Olivier Messiaen. Haïkaï (7) by Olivier Messiaen. Structures for 2 Pianos, Book 1 by Pierre Boulez. Sonatine for Flute and Piano by Pierre Boulez. Sonata for Piano no 2 by Pierre Boulez. Sextet for Strings by Mauricio Kagel. Incontri by Luigi Nono. Concerto per il Marigny by Hans Werner Henze. Madrigal III by Henri Pousseur. Mobile by Henri Pousseur. Zeitmasze by Karlheinz Stockhausen. Klavierstück no 6 by Karlheinz Stockhausen. . Intégrales by Edgard Varèse. Kontra-Punkte by Karlheinz Stockhausen
Concertino for 12 instruments by Igor Stravinsky. Pieces (3) for Clarinet solo by Igor Stravinsky. Symphonies of Wind Instruments by Igor Stravinsky. Renard by Igor Stravinsky. Agon by Igor Stravinsky. Verklärte Nacht for String Sextet, Op. 4 by Arnold Schoenberg. Pieces (6) for orchestra, Op. 6 by Anton Webern. Pieces (3) for Chamber Orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg. Pierrot Lunaire, Op. 21 by Arnold Schoenberg. Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg. Pieces (3) for Orchestra, Op. 6 by Alban Berg. Chamber Symphony no 1 in E major, Op. 9 by Arnold Schoenberg. Rilke Lieder (2), Op. 8 by Anton Webern. Cantata no 1, Op. 29 by Anton Webern. Cantata no 2, Op. 31 by Anton Webern. Suite, Op. 29 by Arnold Schoenberg. Variations for piano, Op. 27 by Anton Webern. Symphony, Op. 21 by Anton Webern. Lieder (4), Op. 13 by Anton Webern. Le marteau sans maître by Pierre Boulez. Equivalences by Jean-Claude Eloy
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Both DGG and Sony have issued huge multiple-disk sets of recordings conducted by Pierre Boulez. The Sony set contains 67 disks, most of which with the New York Philharmonic . It features all of his Bartók recordings, as well as pioneering recordings of Berg, also Berlioz, Carter, Schoenberg, Stravinsky. And of course lots of Schoenberg, Berg et al. in which the conductor excelled. Boulex also recorded all of Mahler’s symphonies and other vocal/choral works. He was a fine interpreter of Mahler—I recall a BBC broadcast of Mahler's Eighth from many decades ago. Some years ago, Boulez was invited to participate in a mini-Mahler festival in New York. At that time, a good friend of mine, Louis Mills, attended all of the concerts and happened to find himself seated next to Boulez at the intermission of one concert. Mills said Boulez was a delight to speak with and showed great interest in Louis's opinion of the performances—he was a kind, warm personality. He surely will be missed.

R.E.B. ((February 2016)