Inheriting the future - an homage on the occasion of Pierre Boulez 85th birthday - a documentary

Pierre Boulez has already left an indelible imprint on the international music scene, not only as a composer and conductor but also as a music philosopher and teacher. This documentary, a homage on the occasion of his 85th birthday, shows his invaluable nurturing of young musicians as they come together during the summer for intensive rehearsal weeks. Adopting the perspective both of Pierre Boulez and of the students, the film conveys an infectious enthusiasm for contemporary music, a determination on the part of everybody to do it justice, and a wonderful insight into the legacy that Pierre Boulez passes on to the next generation.




The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is a unique venue of 20th- and 21st-century music. Each summer about 130 gifted young musicians from all over the world improve their performance skills with lessons from a master of contemporary music, Pierre Boulez, founder of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.