Friday, 20 January 2012

Boulez conducts Rameau

Boulez conducts Rameau. And why not? I thinik it's interesting because it shows what Boulez is learning from Rameau. Boulez was 40 at the time, well into the Domaines musicales years. Rameau is a good test of structure, precision, and sprightliness. Excellent foundation for most performance. A few years ago, there was a concert where Rameau was on with Mahler 5.  Mahler 5 was Kammermusikton, written for the lucidity of chamber like forces. Rameau wrote for elegant, formal dance, full of energy and brightness. Perceptive combination, which enhanced appreciation of both composers. To hear the whole performance, you'll need to sign on and pay but Euro 2.99 is a small price to pay for this perspective.

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