Classical Check-Up

Classical Check-Up – 1955

Aside from John Cage’s “4’33,” Pierre Boulez’s “Le Marteau sans Maître” was the most talked-about premiere of the decade. It showed that high modernism could indeed be “popular,” and that classical music in general could still drive the musical conversation. That being said, it’s far from the best composition of the year. 1954     |  […]

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