Cummings ist der Dichter for mixed choir and orchestra
Cummings is the poet is a work for mixed choir and orchestra composed by Boulez in 1970. It is based on the texts of E. E. Cummings, American poet who Boulez admired for the original way of using punctuation and typography. This composition is a homage to him. The poem’s subject is the word, and even if the poem seams quite obscure, Boulez gives it light and movement. It is often said that this work marks a change in Boulez’s composition style, going to more attractive and accessible works.