Universal Music Division Decca Records France
The headline: Two new Boulez works come in this career-spanning set. So go directly to "Improvisé - Pour le Dr Kalmus" and "Une page d'éphémeride." (The latter was composed in 2005!) Then find the rare orchestral version of "Livre Pour Cordes," as well as a recent Notation for orchestra (the seventh movement, "Hiératique - Lent"). His classics are here, too, from Le Marteau Sans Maitre to Repons. But for easier digestion, new fans might want to check the original albums first. On the whole, this oeuvre is a stunning achievement. But hopefully, Boulez is not quite done writing yet.