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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
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