[<< wikiquote] Pierre Boulez
Pierre Boulez (IPA: [pjɛʁ bulɛz]) (March 26, 1925 – January 5, 2016) was a French composer and conductor of contemporary classical music.


== Quotes ==
[A]ny musician who has not experienced - I do not say understood, but truly experienced - the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.
Emphasis in the original. From "Eventuellement..." (1952), translated as "Possibly..." in Stocktakings from an Apprenticeship, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991, p. 113. ISBN 0193112108Creation exists only in the unforeseen made necessary.
From "Éventuellement..." (1952), translated as "Possibly..." in Stocktakings from an Apprenticeship, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991, p. 133 ISBN 0193112108Stupid, stupid, stupid!
On the music of Giuseppe Verdi. Quoted in Boulez: Composer, Conductor, Enigma by Joan Peyser, New York: Schirmer Books, 1976.


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