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Selected Works



"Anyone who has not felt -- I do not say understand -- but felt the necessity of the dodecaphonic language is useless. For everything he writes will fall short of the imperatives of his time."

Key Works
1945 Douze Notations
1946 Sonata No.1
  Sonatina for flute and piano
1948 Le soleil des eaux (includes voices)
  Sonata No.2
1952 Structures for 2 pianos Book I
1954 Le marteau sans maitre with voice
1957 Sonata No.3
1958 Figure-Double-Prisme
1961 Structures for 2 pianos Book II
1962 Pli selon pli (includes soprano)
1965 Éclats
1968 e. e. cummings is der Dichter
  Domaines
  Livre pour cordes
1970 Éclats/Multiples an extension of Éclats
1971 ....explosante-fixe
1975 Rituel in memoriam Maderna
1977 Messagesquisse
1980 Notations I-IV based on the earlier Douze Notations
1986 Dérives I
1988 Répons
  Le visage nuptial (includes 2 solo voices, chorus, and full orchestra)
1989 Dérives II
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