Le Marteau sans maître  

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"The composer Pierre Boulez wrote three settings of René Char's poetry, Le Soleil des eaux, Le visage nuptial, and Le Marteau sans maître." --Sholem Stein

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Le marteau sans maître (The hammer without a master) is a composition by the French composer Pierre Boulez. First performed in 1955, it sets the surrealist poetry of René Char for contralto and six instrumentalists.

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