R.I.P. Pierre Boulez

The players concentrate on

the movements of the hands and arms

as they follow the movement

of the music from one note to the next;

they watch those expressive hands,

sometimes with baton,

sometimes not, while Pierre

reads off the music,

coalescing the music

into wondrous performances,

even of his own works,

and now he is no more,

but the music carries on

into the depth of his tomb.

 

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