Dérive II (1988/2006) – Pierre Boulez

Dedication: A Elliot Carter

Duration – 50’


English Horn, Clarinet, Basson, French Horn, Marimba, Vibraphone, Harp, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello


Dérive 2, dedicated to Elliott Carter on his 80th birthday, was the result of “research into periodicity”. “When I reflected on some of Ligeti’s compositions,” wrote Boulez, “I felt the desire to dedicate myself to some almost theoretical research into periodicity in order to systematically examine its overlays, its shifts and its exchange.”

Annotated by Laurent Warnier