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Matthias Pintscher conducts the BBC SSO at the Edinburgh Festival. Boulez: Don (Pli Selon Pli); Memoriale (...explosante-fixe...). Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces. Debussy: La mer.

Recorded at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Presented by Kate Molleson

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and conductor Matthias Pintscher pay tribute to Pierre Boulez performing his work alongside Debussy's La Mer.

Boulez: Don (from Pli Selon Pli)
Berg: Three Orchestral Pieces Op. 6

Interval 8.20
Chamber music recordings of music by Pierre Boulez and Kate Molleson talks to Matthias Pintscher about his relationship with Boulez.

8.40
Debussy: La Mer
Boulez: Mémoriale (...explosante-fixe...)

Yeree Suh (soprano)
Matthias Pintscher (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

As part of the 2016 Edinburgh International Festival the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and their artist-in-association Matthias Pintscher pay tribute to composer-conductor Pierre Boulez who died earlier this year. Pintscher was a long-time friend and colleague of Boulez who was also a regular performer at the Edinburgh Festival. In this homage, the first movement of Boulez's sensualist song-cycle Pli Selon Pli and his intimate work Mémoriale bookend the concert which also features revolutionary 20th-century works Boulez championed throughout his career: Berg's tumultuous Three Orchestral Pieces, and Debussy's masterful tone poem La Mer.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Part 1

    • Pierre Boulez

      Don, Pli selon pli

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Matthias Pintscher. Singer: Yeree Suh.
    • Alban Berg

      3 Pieces Op.6 for orchestra

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Matthias Pintscher.
  • Interval

    • Pierre Boulez

      12 Notations for piano

      Performer: Pierre‐Laurent Aimard.
    • Pierre Boulez

      Derive I

      Ensemble: Ensemble intercontemporain. Conductor: Pierre Boulez.
  • Part 2

    • Claude Debussy

      La Mer

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Matthias Pintscher.
    • Pierre Boulez

      Memoriale (explosante-fixe)

      Orchestra: BBC Scottish S O. Conductor: Matthias Pintscher.
  • Post-concert

    • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

      Quartet for strings no. 3 (Op.30) in E flat minor

      Ensemble: Borodin Quartet.
      • TCHAIKOVSKY: STRING QUARTETS NOS. 1-3, SOUVENIR DE FLORENCE..
      • Teldec.

Credit

Role Contributor
Performer BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

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