Pierre Boulez: Notations I - XII for piano
Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No.1
Pierre Boulez: Piano Sonata No.2
Pierre-Laurent Aimard is joined by pianist Tamara Stefanovich for an exceptional celebration - all of Pierre Boulez's music for piano performed in three segments during one afternoon as part of the Boulez weekend in October.
Aimard has long been associated with Pierre Boulez, from his early years as first solo pianist with Boulez's Ensemble intercontemporain, and ever since as a regular musical collaborator.
Setting these concerts in context with his two other appearances in the International Piano Series, where he focuses in particular on Liszt's piano works, Aimard comments, 'In [all of] these concerts we visit two giants of the piano - each of whom belongs so strongly to his own century and has revolutionised piano music within it. In the case of Boulez we witness all of his piano pieces in chronological order, along with a spoken commentary. While with Liszt we make a selection of his piano works, juxtaposed with compositions of more recent times, thus positioning his music as if in a mirror with music of the future - aptly reflecting that part of Liszt's identity in which he recognised himself as a composer of the future.'Performers
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Tamara Stefanovich piano