Boulez Ensemble

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François-Xavier Roth


Silvia Careddu


Yulia Deyneka


Denis Kozhukhin



Pierre Boulez

Sonatine for Flute and Piano

Pierre Boulez

Messagesquisse for Solo Cello and six Violoncellos

Arrangement for Violas by Christophe Desjardins

Pierre Boulez

Éclat / Multiples for 25 Instruments

Approximate running time: 1h with one intermission

François-Xavier Roth has been closely associated with the Boulez Ensemble ever since the opening of the Pierre Boulez Saal in March 2017. The first of their two joint programs this season is dedicated entirely to the music of Boulez. In addition to the early, groundbreaking Sonatina for Flute and Piano and Messagesquisse, a 1976 birthday greeting for Paul Sacher, another of the composer’s fascinating scores will be heard for the first time in “his” hall: the unfinished double work Éclat/Multiples, written between 1966 and 1970.