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by Joan PEYSER

Boulez: Composer, Conductor, Enigma Hardcover – November, 1976. by Joan Peyser (Author). Joan Peyser, best-known for her 'juicy' but excellent biography of Leonard Bernstein, wrote this quixotic tome 10 years before.

Boulez: Composer, Conductor, Enigma Hardcover – November, 1976. The book is quixotic in that Peyser is attempting to tell the life story and background of one of the most enigmatic and secretive artists of the 20th century. After reading the book, you almost feel as if it's literally impossible to write a biography of Boulez. Page after page we are told of Boulez's refusal to reveal himself, and Peyser leaves it at that.

My reading this bk isn't exactly completely strange but doing so illustrates how I come to do things sometimes. Pierre Boulez is on that list. The book covers Boulez' early revolutionary years in Paris, his time in Darmstadt and the ascendancy of Stockhausen, his "retreat" into conducting, and his tentative return to composition. Peyser's book isn't a Saw this at a used bookstore shortly after Boulez' passing and picked it up.

Recounts the life of the eminent, often controversial composer-conductor from his early years, through his postwar years as an avante-garde composer and theorist, to his conducting engagement with the New York Philharmonic.

Boulez: Composer, Conductor, Enigma (New York: Schirmer Books, 1976). Bernstein: a Biography (New York: Beech Tree Books, 1987). The Memory of all That: the Life of George Gershwin (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1993). The Music of My Time (New York: Pro/AM Music Resources In. 1995), foreword by Milton Babbitt.

Quoted in Boulez: Composer, Conductor, Enigma by Joan Peyser, New York: Schirmer Books, 1976. php?title Pierre Boulez&oldid 2604636".

This book was adapted from The New music: The sense behind the sound (Delacorte Press, 1971) and Boulez: composer, conductor, enigma (Schirmer Books, 1976)""-T. Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-313) and index. Joan Peyser offers a history of twentieth century music through the lives and works of its greatest composers in To Boulez and Beyond.

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Joan Peyser, a prolific and lively writer about classical music whose biographies of Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin generated debate in music circles, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 80 and lived in Manhattan

Joan Peyser, a prolific and lively writer about classical music whose biographies of Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin generated debate in music circles, died on Sunday in Manhattan. She was 80 and lived in Manhattan. She died after heart surgery, said her daughter Monica Parks.

Pierre Boulez (Conductor, Composer). Pierre Boulez is a French composer of contemporary classical music and a conductor. Born: March 26, 1925 - Montbrison, Loire, France Died: January 5, 2016 - Baden-Baden, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As a child Pierre Boulez began piano lessons and demonstrated aptitude in both music and mathematics. He pursued the latter at Lyon before pursuing music at the Paris Conservatoire under Olivier Messiaen and the wife of Arthur Honegger, Andrée Vaurabourg.

Composer, Conductor, Enigma (Modern Music and Music Making Vol, 2). by Joan Peyser. Published October 1, 2001 by Pro Am Music Resources. Biography, Composers, Conductors (Music). Pierre Boulez (1925-).

. with dustjacket, 1977 clean bright copy
I haven't gotten used to not having Boulez around anymore. It feels weird to know that he is not among us any longer. This book helped me to understand Boulez - one of the only men, and certainly the only Frenchman, that I have ever truly loved.
This remains the only book on Boulez's life. He was not one to give-up personal details on his life, he said so to a reviewer arrongantly when he was newly appointed music director of the New York Philharmonic. Peyser had access to rehearsals,dinners,lunches and insider trades and gossip, and all that is here, but also we find Boulez at work, the conductor and composer, a rehearsal schedule in included here ;when he looked for an apartment or an eye doctor appointment. Peyser is not a creative person so the sorry side of the book is that it remains as an outsider looking in, for Boulez's creative secrets are not revealed simply from hanging around him as she did. No you need to have studied the Boulez aesthetic, where it comes from, from the roots of modernity, Mallarme, Paul Klee, Schoenberg and recently Francis Bacon.Those books do exist and excellent one by Dominic Jameux, and there are a few on specific aspects of the Boulez aesthetic, (harmony Lev Koblyakov, one on Mallarme,another on conducting,Jean Vermeil) I still enjoy re-reading this work, Peyser knows how to tell a good story, how to pick at details of the everyday, the excitement of creating and conversing.
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