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Vincent d’Indy, a forgotten link between 19th-century music and modernism

French music of the early 20th century, especially the music of Debussy and Ravel, sounds unlike anything that came before. You…

For pianist Louis Lortie, it’s ‘always about style’

French music is about “color, mood and nuance,” observes pianist Louis Lortie. “For me, it’s always about style,” said the…

Pierre Boulez in Chicago: A timeline

When Pierre Boulez first appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in 1969, he was famous as a revolutionary composer, and…

A moveable feast … images from ‘A Pierre Dream’

The Beyond the Score production of “A Pierre Dream,” which celebrates the legacy of Pierre Boulez ahead of his 90th…

‘A Pierre Dream’: A portrait of Pierre Boulez

“A Pierre Dream: A Portrait of Pierre Boulez,”  a world-premiere Beyond the Score production, salutes the life and work of…

A sneak peek at ‘A Pierre Dream,’ the next Beyond the Score

On March 26, Pierre Boulez will turn 90, and to mark the occasion, the CSO will present a special Beyond…