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    Pierre-Laurent Aimard

  • When
    20 August 11:00 - 12:50
  • The 2018 International Festival’s artist-in-residence performs an intimate recital of virtuosic and mystical piano works from Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Obouhow and Messiaen.

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Piano

    Obouhow | Revelation
    Obouhow | Creation d’or, 2 pieces
    Scriabin | Two Pieces: Desir and
    Caresse dansee Op 57
    Scriabin | Poeme-nocturne Op 61
    Debussy | Etudes (selection)
    Chopin | Nocturne in E Op 62 No 2
    Messiaen | Le loriot
    Chopin | Nocturne in B flat minor Op 9 No 1
    Messiaen | L’alouette lulu
    Chopin | Nocturne in F sharp minor Op 48 No 2
    Messiaen | L’alouette calandrelle

    Sublime nocturnal evocations; dazzling nature portraits; intoxicating mystical explorations.

    International Festival artist in residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard is one of today’s most pioneering musicians – as well as a global giant of the piano, renowned for his revelatory insights and his exhilarating virtuosity.

    The exquisite, veiled beauty of three of Chopin’s Nocturnes contrast with the sparkling brilliance of three of Messiaen’s joyful bird portraits – of the golden oriole, woodlark and greater short-toed lark. Alongside a selection of Debussy’s scintillating Etudes, and sensual music by Scriabin, is the extraordinary mystical spirituality of Russianborn Nikolai Obouhow.

    Supported by
    Joscelyn Fox