Pierre Boulez is one of 20th century classical music's most cutting edge composers. A conductor and teacher as well, Boulez is one of France's leading avant-garde artists. Here, he is filmed in a special rehearsal session, working with the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic on a performance of Alban Berg's "Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6." This behind the scenes program gets deep into the mind and creative process of a brilliant visionary.
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Pierre Boulez is a seminal figure in 20th century music--composer, conductor, teacher and experimenter, passionate in his advocacy of modern music. Since the 1940s he has been at the center of the French musical avant-garde. For this "In Rehearsal" program, Boulez is filmed working with the Vienna Philharmonic on Alban Berg's "Three Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6," and his own composition "Notations I-IV," while giving insights into the demanding role of the conductor.