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Screenshot of the interactive scorePierre Boulez Douze Notations Five interactive scores

During the winter of 1945 the 20 year old Pierre Boulez composed Douze Notations. The piano pieces offer a fascinating insight into the early development of the musical language of one of the leading composers of the 20th century.


The online interactive score reveals the workings of the music and is based on the printed edition of the work published by Universal Edition, Vienna.

Inside the score

Notation 7

Notation 5

Notation 4

Notation 2

Notation 1

Boulez video interview

Inside the Score


History and context


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