R.I.P. Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez

Very sad news that Pierre Boulez, one of contemporary classical music’s most important figures, has died at the age of 90.

Boulez was a composer and conductor who took contemporary music in radical new directions, including incorporating electronic music.

In conducting he concentrated on the modern repertoire and held positions with many of the world’s great orchestras, including the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra.