Meeting the Master of Total Serialism at a hotspot

If the hammer is without a master, it might get some crazy ideas of its own! © Charles Thibo
If the hammer is without a master, it might get some crazy ideas of its own! © Charles Thibo

A few hours before I started to write this post, the death of Pierre Boulez made the headlines. A controversial person, if I trust my Twitter timeline. Was he the chief representative of contemporary classical music? Of French contemporary classical music? A polemic person and a conductor with too much political influence? As a matter of fact, I am not sure that these questions matter. Music matters.

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