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French Conductor, Composer Pierre Boulez Dies at 90

Pierre Boulez, the former principal conductor of the New York Philharmonic who moved between conducting, composition and teaching over a long career that made him one of the leading figures in modern classical music, has died at age 90. A spokesman for the Paris Philharmonic, Hamid Si Amer, confirmed that Boulez had died in Baden-Baden, Germany.   Even conducting extravagantly romantic music such as Wagner or Mahler, Boulez was a cool and contained presence on the podium,...

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