Pierre Boulez Quotes

Revolutions are celebrated when they are no longer dangerous.

Pierre Boulez

The aim of music is not to express feelings but to express music. It is not a vessel into which the composer distills his soul drop by drop, but a labyrinth with no beginning and no end, full of new paths to discover, where mystery remains eternal.

Pierre Boulez

The most elegant way of solving the opera problem would be to blow up the opera houses.

Pierre Boulez

Proceeding from the simple fact that I think, I tried to find out how a musical language could be built from scratch.

Pierre Boulez

Creation exists only in the unforeseen made necessary.

Pierre Boulez

Any musician who has not experienced - I do not say understood, but truly experienced - the necessity of dodecaphonic music is USELESS. For his whole work is irrelevant to the needs of his epoch.

Pierre Boulez

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