Le Marteau Sans Maître
Le Marteau Sans Maître (The Master Without A Hammer) is a 1955 composition by French composer Pierre Boulez.
In "My Favorite Records", an FZ penned article in Hit Parader (1967) Zappa names it one of his favorite albums: "Also, Pierre Boulez conducts his own composition: 'Le Marteau Sans Maître'. I don't know what label that's on, but it's the one with Boulez conducting. The one by Robert Craft has too many mistakes."
On November 10, 1968 Zappa was DJ during a radio show on KSAN, San Francisco, and played a recording of Le Marteau Sans Maître on the air.
Zappa about Le Marteau Sans Maître
"I bought my first Boulez album when I was in the twelfth grade: a Columbia recording of Le Marteau Sans Maître' (The Hammer Without a Master) conducted by Robert Craft, with 'Zeitmasse' (Time-mass) by Stockhausen on the other side." — Frank Zappa, The Real Frank Zappa Book, 1989.