Philippe Boesmans

Tongeren, 17.05.1936
Genre(s):21ste eeuw / hedendaags, 20ste eeuw


Boesmans was born in Tongeren and studied piano at the Conservatory in Liège, where he was introduced to serial composing techniques by Pierre Froidebise. However, it was only after coming into contact with the "Liège Group" (Henri Pousseur, André Souris, and Célestin Deliège) in 1957 that he began to write music, as a self-taught composer. Starting in 1962 he participated in productions of the Centre de Recherches Musicales de Wallonie, collaborating with Pousseur.
He was also active as a pianist with the Ensemble Musique Nouvelle.
In 1962 he became a producer at the Radio Télévision Belge de la Communauté Française (RTBF), working with the radio orchestra there. From this experience he learned much about composing and orchestrating music. Recognition quickly followed, and in 1971 he won the Prix Italia for his composition Upon La-Mi (Visscher 2001).
Boesmans became Composer in residence at La Monnaie. Several of his stage works are composed for this operahouse: La Passion de Gilles (1983)and  the Trakl-lieder (1987), Julie (2005), Wintermärchen (2000) .  His opera 'Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne', was commissioned by the Opera National de Paris in 2010.

Selectieve discografie als componist

Philippe Boesmans - PinocchioPhilippe Boesmans - Pinocchio (2018)
Symfonieorkest van de Koninklijke Muntschouwburg, Philippe Boesmans
Au mondeAu monde (2015)
21st century / contemporary
Symfonisch orkest van de Muntschouwburg, Philippe Boesmans
Philippe Boesmans - Chambres d'à côtéPhilippe Boesmans - Chambres d'à côté (2011)
21st century / contemporary
Musiques Nouvelles, Jean-Paul Dessy, Philippe Boesmans
50 ans Orchestre philharmonique de Liège 1960 201050 ans Orchestre philharmonique de Liège 1960 2010 (2010)
20th century, romanticism, classicism, Baroque
Diverse uitvoerders, Koor van de RTB/BRT, Lia Rottier, Jacqueline Lamy, Roland Bufkens, Louis Hendrickx, Jacques Houtmann, Jean-Claude Vanden Eynden (...)
Boesmans Philippe - Yvonne, princesse de BourgogneBoesmans Philippe - Yvonne, princesse de Bourgogne (2010)
21st century / contemporary
Klangforum Wien, Philippe Boesmans, Sylvain Cambreling
PercutroniquePercutronique (2009)
21st century / contemporary, 20th century
Jessica Ryckewaert, Pierre Bartholomée, Gilles Gobert, Philippe Boesmans
Boesmans Philippe - TunesBoesmans Philippe - Tunes (2009)
21st century / contemporary
David Lively, Philippe Boesmans, Christophe Desjardins, Ensemble Musiques Nouvelles, Georges-Elie Octors
Boesmans Philippe - JulieBoesmans Philippe - Julie (2007)
20th century
Symfonieorkest van de Koninklijke Muntschouwburg, Philippe Boesmans
Boesmans Philippe - JulieBoesmans Philippe - Julie (2005)
20th century
Philippe Boesmans
Bernard Foccroulle plays the Grenzing organ in the Brussels CathedralBernard Foccroulle plays the Grenzing organ in the Brussels Cathedral (2002)
20th century, Baroque, early music
Bernard Foccroulle, Olivier Messiaen, Fabrizio Cassol, Dietrich Buxtehude, Bernard Foccroulle, anoniem, Nicolas De Grigny, Philippe Boesmans (...)

Author of

Julie - Philippe BoesmansJulie - Philippe Boesmans (2005)
Philippe Boesmans
La RondeLa Ronde (1994)
Philippe Boesmans

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