Pierre Boulez
Le Marteau sans maître

Fac-similé du brouillon et de la première mise au net / Facsimile of the draft score and the first fair copy of the full score
Edited by Pascal Decroupet

215 pp., 38.0 x 30.0 cm, clothbound in slipcase
with an introduction in French and English, many annotated illustrations of sketches and documents, and musical examples
ISBN 3-7957-0453-7 (PSB 1015)
EUR 154

Ever since its première in Baden-Baden fifty years ago, Le Marteau sans maître has been considered one of the towering masterpieces of the post-war serialist avantgarde. Now, in honor of Pierre Boulez on his eightieth birthday, the Paul Sacher Foundation is issuing this facsimile volume with a large amount of handwritten material in high-quality color reproductions. Among the items reproduced are the pencil sketch, the first fair copy in ink, and selected sketches and drafts. These sources are accompanied by detailed explanatory annotations, providing a fascinating glimpse into the workshop of the then thirty-year-old composer.