Pierre Boulez

The New York Times published an insightful article about Pierre Boulez, a great exponent of European modernism, that has some interesting commentary from Mr. Boulez as well a few others.  Click here for a link.

“Performers aren’t audacious enough today.  They think audiences won’t respond to what’s unfamiliar. But to provoke — in the good sense — is the performer’s role. It’s not just to give one more concert.”–Pierre Boulez

update: Since we’re quoting the Times, this extraordinary piece on Winter Jazz Fest was nice to see. A great photo of trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire as well. dd.