November 24, 2017 Ralph van Raat

World premiere performance of unknown Boulez piano work (1944)!!

Last Monday, Ralph visited the Paul Sacher Foundation in Basel, Switzerland, to study the manuscript of an unpublished, large piano work by Pierre Boulez: Prélude, Toccata et Scherzo from 1944. He has gotten exclusive permission to perform the world premiere of this piece at the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the U.S. première during his Carnegie Hall debut performance. Subsequently he will record it for Naxos!