Aimard spielt Ligeti Études
Tuesday, 06. November 2018, 19:30
Pierre-Laurent Aimard © Marco Borggreve
In an extreme example of when an unplayable work meets an extraordinary musician, Pierre-Laurent Aimard will perform György Ligeti’s Studies for Piano. The study is an embodiment of what Morton Feldman described when he said »the tragedy of music is that it begins with perfection«. Any composer after Brahms, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and many more, who wants to compose a cycle of studies for piano, is not doing themselves, or anyone else, any favours. György Ligeti composed his 18 Studies between 1985 and 2001 in successive degrees of difficulty. The composer even specially selected the piano for Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who is the exemplary performer of these pieces that are unparalleled in their demands in stamina, athleticism, facility and precision. Aimard will perform all three volumes in the Mozart Hall – and will talk afterwards about his very special relationship with this incredible masterpiece.
Études pour piano, premier livre (1985)
Études pour piano, troisième livre (1995-2001)
Études pour piano, deuxième livre (1988-1994)
Pierre-Laurent Aimard spricht über seinen persönlichen Zugang zu Ligetis Études und veranschaulicht diesen anhand von Beispielen.