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Pierre-Laurent Aimard at Aldeburgh

From Snape Maltings as part of the 2017 Aldeburgh Festival, a concert of music for piano given by Pierre-Laurent Aimard. With works by Bach, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin and Bartok.

Tom Redmond presents a concert of music for piano given by Pierre-Laurent Aimard in Snape Maltings at this year's Aldeburgh Festival.

The best mixtapes are never just a succession of repetitive beats but an inspired sequence of moods and sounds. Pierre-Laurent Aimard has similarly finessed his selection of dance music for tonight: from the elegance of Bach to the earthy folk of Bartok, and Chopin's sparkling waltzes to Schubert's sentimental Ländler. The urge to express ourselves in space, motion and sound has proved a continuous lure for composers, and Pierre-Laurent Aimard leaps nimbly between centuries, welcoming us all to the dance.

Bach
French Suite No 2 in C minor, BWV 813: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gigue

Schubert
20 Valses 'Last Waltzes', D146 (Op.127): No.12 in G minor
16 Ländler D366: No.12 in E flat minor; No.10 in B minor; No.4 in A minor
Valses, Ländler and Ecossaises, D145 (Op.18); Valse No.9 in F sharp minor; Valse No.6 in B minor
12 Ländler, D 790 (Op.posth.171): No.6 in G sharp minor; No.8 in A flat minor

Schumann
Carnaval, Op.9: Chiarina; Estrella

Chopin
Mazurkas: Op.24 No.4 in B flat minor; Op.59 No.1 A minor; Op.67 No.4 in A minor

Bartók
For Children: No.17 'Rundtanz'
Microkosmos: No.128 'Peasant Dance'

INTERVAL

Bach
French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV 816: Allemande; Courante; Sarabande; Gigue

Schubert
20 Valses 'Last Waltzes', D146 (Op.127): No.6 in D major; No.11 in B flat major; No.10 in F major
16 Ländler D366: No.7 in G major
Valses, Ländler and Ecossaises, D145 (Op.18): Ländler No.9 in D flat major; Ländler No.6 in D flat major
12 Ländler, D 790 (Op.posth.171): No.9 in B major; No.11 in A flat major

Schumann
Carnaval, Op.9: Valse allemande; Valse noble

Chopin
Mazurkas: Op.59 No.2 in A flat major; Op.24 No.2 in C major; Op.67 No.3 in C major

Bartók
For Children: No.40 'Schweinehirtentanz'
Microkosmos: No.146 'Ostinato'

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano).

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