There is sad news for the music world today. World-renowned French conductor and composer Pierre Boulez has passed away at age 90. Boulez is perhaps best known in the United States as the music director of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra during the 1970s; Leonard Bernstein passed the baton to Boulez in 1971.
Boulez was also a prolific composer, producing dozens of works for orchestra, chamber ensembles, voice, piano, and single instruments. Georgia State University community members can read a detailed biography on Boulez in Oxford Music Online. The biography includes a complete list of Boulez’s works, many of which the Library has either as scores or recordings.