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Pierre Boulez

avant-garde conductor, composer
Born: 3/26/1925
Birthplace: Montbrison, France

Grammy Award-winning conductor and composer considered a leader of the avant-garde. His works include Le Marteau sans maître (1954) and Pli selon pli (1960). He was music director and conductor of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (1971–77) and is currently director of the Insitut de Recherche et de Coordination Acoustique/Music in Paris (1976–present).

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