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Pierre-Laurent Aimard Plays Liszt

In a concert from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays some of the most celebrated of Liszt's piano pieces, alongside music by Bartok, Stroppa and Ravel.

Presented by Petroc Trelawny

Live from the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

In a concert celebrating the Liszt bicentenary, Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays some of the composer's most celebrated works alongside those by the great piano composers who followed him.

After a Threnody inspired by trees in the park of the Villa d'Este near Rome, we hear Nenie, one of the Dirges by Bartók, Liszt's successor in the Hungarian piano tradition. The concert continues with a pair of works by Liszt and Ravel which both seek to capture the beauty of the play of fountains. A contemporary work from award-winning Italian composer Marco Stroppa depicts a traditional ceremony from Easter Island, and finally there is Liszt's portrait of St Francis of Assisi and a dazzling evocation of exotic birdsong by Messiaen, with whose music Aimard is strongly associated.

Franz Liszt: Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este 1 (Années de pèlerinage)
Béla Bartók: Assai andante (No.4 of 4 Dirges, Op.9a)
Franz Liszt: St François d'Assise (La prédication aux oiseaux) (Légende, S.175 No.1)
Marco Stroppa: Tangata manu from Miniature estrose
Franz Liszt: Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este from Années de pèlerinage
Maurice Ravel: Jeux d'eau
Olivier Messiaen: Le Traquet stapazin from Catalogue d'oiseaux
Franz Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

[NB No interval].

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    • Franz Liszt

      Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee S.163

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Béla Bartók

      4 Dirges Sz.45 for piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Franz Liszt

      2 Legendes S.175 for piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Marco STROPPA

      Miniature estrose for piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Franz Liszt

      Annees de pelerinage - 3me annee S.163

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Maurice Ravel

      Jeux d'eau for piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Olivier Messiaen

      Catalogue d'oiseaux for piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

    • Franz Liszt

      Annees de pelerinage - 1er annee, Suisse S.160

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano

  • Post concert fill

  • Aldeburgh 2010 - Zehetmair/Aimard

    • Robert Schumann

      Sonata no. 1 in A minor Op.105 for violin and piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano Performer: Thomas ZEHETMAIR - Violin

    • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      Sonata in E minor K.304 for violin and keyboard

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano Performer: Thomas ZEHETMAIR - Violin

    • Franz Schubert

      Fantasia in C major D.934 for violin and piano

      Performer: Pierre-Laurent AIMARD - Piano Performer: Thomas ZEHETMAIR - Violin

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