Olivier Messiaen: Boulez and I are not really Frenchmain
In a fascinating 1977 documentary unearthed by Meloclassic, the man who taught Boulez harmony declares that there’s no such thing as a French composer. Every one as far back as Berlioz, he proclaims, is affected by external influences – either German or Oriental.
Watch (en francais).
And see how many of his students you can name.