Speaking at Salzburg, Daniel Barenboim has paid tribute to his sadly bedridden friend.
‘He truly changed the musical world,’ said Barenboim, having just conducted sur Incises in Argentina. ‘The audience raved and applauded for at least 15 minutes… Many don’t see the emotional side of the music, of course, since his music is new… Boulez has managed to feel with his head and think with his heart.
‘I really love these works very much…To me, Boulez is a great composer, but also a great human being.’
At the Barenboim-Said Academy in Berlin, opening next year, Barenboim will name the concert hall after Pierre Boulez.