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Famed French conductor, composer Pierre Boulez dies at 90

© Miguel Medina, AFP | Pierre Boulez conducts Orchestra de Paris under the Louvre pyramid on December 21, 2011

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Latest update : 2016-01-06

Former New York Philharmonic principal conductor Pierre Boulez, who moved between conducting, composition and teaching over a long career that made him one of the leading figures in modern classical music, has died at age 90.

A spokesman for the Paris Philharmonic, Hamid Si Amer, confirmed that Boulez had died in Baden-Baden, Germany.

Boulez led the New York Philharmonic and the BBC Symphony Orchestra during the 1970s.

Born in Montbrison, France, Boulez initially studied mathematics as a youth before switching to music and studying at the Paris Conservatory.

His work with the New York Philharmonic covered an enormous range, from his own compositions and those of other moderns such as Stravinsky and Stockhausen to older favorites such as Mahler and Beethoven.

(AP)
 

Date created : 2016-01-06

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