Due to weather, The Boston Conservatory will CLOSE at 3 p.m. on Friday, February 5. During this time, all classes are canceled and all offices are closed. Performances and rehearsals scheduled for tonight will continue as planned, and practice rooms on campus will remain open and available to students. Updates will be posted to www.bostonconservatory.edu/alerts as available. Please note that Admissions auditions scheduled for February 6 and 7 will continue as planned.

Main menu

Boulez - Dérive I

Dérive I (1984) – Pierre Boulez 

Dedictaion: pour William Glock

Duration: 6’

Instrumentation:

Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Vibraphone, Piano

 

Dérive translates roughly as “derivative”; the piece is derived from the two compositions Répons (1981) and Messagesquisse (1976/77). The “derivative” is also a sequence of variations “on the name Sacher”. Six chords build a circular rotation, which mimic the structure of the piece, but also soften it.

Annotation by Laurent Warnier
Category: 
Tags: 
Back to top