1926, vol. 14: Webern, Milhaud, Poulenc

Of all early Modernism, it’s Anton Webern’s music that’s most abstract and challenging. Introducing this music in the foreword to his six-CD set of the composer’s complete works, Pierre Boulez speaks of the “purity” of Webern’s “asceticism.” […] Click here to continue reading a transcript of this podcast.

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Webern, Two Songs op. 19
Webern, Two Songs op. 19
Milhaud, Le Carnaval d’Aix
Milhaud, Le Pauvre Matelot
Milhaud, Le Pauvre Matelot
Milhaud, Le Pauvre Matelot
Poulenc, Chansons Gaillardes
Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano
Poulenc, Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano

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