The standard, highbrow obituary of Pierre Boulez would highlight the obvious facts and benchmarks of his life.
They'd mention that he was born in France in 1925. That he conducted, sans baton, many of the world's leading orchestras. And that Boulez was known as an avant-garde composer.
But I want to hightlight his collaboration with someone you may not expect: Frank Zappa.
Yeah, that Frank Zappa. Leader of Mothers of Inventions. Freak Out! And the song with that all important message — "Don't Eat the Yellow Snow."