complete boulez

Before his career as a conductor, Michael Wendeberg was a member of the Ensemble Intercontemporain as a pianist and worked closely with Pierre Boulez. On the fifth anniversary of Boulez’ death, his complete recording of the composer's piano works were released.

Having already performed the complete works with great success in 2015 at the Berlin State Opera Festival and in 2018 at the Pierre Boulez Saal, the conductor and pianist recorded the works as a co-production of Deutschlandfunk Kultur, the label bastille musique and the Pierre Boulez Saal Berlin. The first CD of the complete recording includes early works composed between 1945 and 1948: the Douze Notations as well as the Première sonate, including the premiere recording of its early version, and the Deuxième sonate.

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Deutschlandfunk Kultur

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In 2019, Wergo released a portrait CD including Anssi Karttunen’s recordings of Hans Werner Henze’s English Love Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Oliver Knussen.