Sunday 12 June 2011

'If I had had children, I would have put them all into care': Interview with Pierre Boulez in The Independent

Pierre Boulez and Daniel Barenboim will be at the Royal Festival Hall tomorrow for a programme of Wagner (Faust Overture and Siegfried-Idyll) and the two Liszt piano concertos with the Staatskapelle Berlin. I shall report back. In the meantime, here is an interview with Michael Church: not a great deal of detail, but an excellent dismissal of lazy minimalism.

And here, as a bonus, is a video of the man himself conducting the Vienna Philharmonic in his ravishing Livres pour cordes: