Pierre Boulez was convinced the world needed to change — and that he was the man to change it

John Carey sticks up for ‘ordinary life’ in his memoir The Unexpected Professor

Marxist art historians cherish his Cubism, but he later became a true artist, not just a modernist

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“The prophets of Marxist-inspired modernism are in retreat right across the board. They are perplexed at how the world has gone. Their view has not prevailed, even in modern music. Everything, including our understanding of recent history, is up for grabs.”