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Great 5 star review for Boulez CD in <i>The Guardian</i>

Great 5 star review for Boulez CD in The Guardian

The Guardian 4th March 2005 Boulez: Pli Selon Pli; Le Visage Nuptial; Le Soleil des Eaux; Figures - Doubles - Prismes Bryn-Julson / Laurence / BBC Singers and Symphony Orchestra / Boulez (Warner Apex, 2 CDs) Warner's budget-priced Apex label makes its contribution to the birthday offerings with a survey of Boulez's orchestral works, recordings he made in the 1980s for the French-based Erato label. Though he has since re-recorded the portrait of Mallarmé, Pli Selon Pli, Boulez has not yet revisited either of the early cantatas, Le Visage Nuptial and Le Soleil des Eaux, based like Marteau, on Char's poetry, while this is his only recording of the 1960s study in orchestral voicing Figures - Doubles - Prismes. To have these works in such definitive performances for less that £10 is a bargain. Andrew Clements © The Guardian

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