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30 September 2011

Pierre Boulez in London

Giant of contemporary music and avant-garde pioneer is celebrated at the Southbank Centre.

By Staff Blogger

One of the giants of contemporary music, the French composer Pierre Boulez, is celebrated at London’s Southbank Centre this weekend. Exquisite Labyrinth: The Music of Pierre Boulez, a six-concert mini-season curated by the painist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, begins tonight with Susanna Mälkki conducting the Royal Academy of Music Manson Ensemble. Other highlights include Péter Eötvös conducting the London Sinfonietta in a concert of Boulez’s electronic works, and Aimard himself, together with Tamara Stefanovich, performing Boulez’s piano works on Sunday 2 October.

You can listen to Aimard talking about Boulez with composer Nico Muhly and Gillian Moore, Southbank Centre’s Head of Contemporary Culture, in a podcast here.

Our classical music critic Alexandra Coghlan will be reviewing Exquisite Labyrinth for newstatesman.com

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