Pierre Boulez conducts Modern Classics

August 29 at 21:00 CEST


Stingray Brava marks the end of August with a glittering premiere: at 21:00 CEST on Tuesday night, August 29, the French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez takes the stage with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra in a resplendent performance at the 2003 Lucerne Festival. Boulez shows his unmatched command of the modern repertoire in performances of Arnold Schönberg's Pelléas et Mélisande and Alban Berg's Violin Concerto!

August 29 at 21:00 CEST | Pierre Boulez conducts Modern Classics

Pierre Boulez (1925-2016) was undoubtedly one of the most important figures in modern music. In this performance by the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Boulez displays his masterful understanding of 20th century music as he traces the revolutionary harmonic development of musical modernism in three key "modern classics": Richard Wagner's Tristan und Isolde, “Prelude” (1859), Arnold Schönberg's Pelleas und Melisande (1903), and Alban Berg's Violin Concerto (1935). The Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra was founded through conductor Claudio Abbado's initiative in 1986. It consists of musicians under the age of 26 from all over Europe. The soloist in Berg's Violin Concerto is Akiko Suwanai, the youngest first-prize recipient (1990) in the history of Moscow's International Tchaikovsky Competition.

Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Performers: Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Soloist: Akiko Suwanai
Video Provider: EuroArts Music International
Location: Lucerne Festival, Switzerland
Year: 2003