Monday, October 23, 2006

The French And Hungarian (And American) Composers Are Coming, The French And Hungarian (And American) Composers Are Coming!

Psssst ... for those who prefer their classical music experiences alive and kickin', La Maison Fran├žaise, at the Embassy of France, Washington, D.C., offers two [three] state of the classical artform concerts by leading world contemporary music performers Marilyn Nonken and Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Colleagues:

Monday, October 30, 2006 7:30 PM

Marilyn Nonken, piano

Joel-Francois Durand (in attendance): Le Chemin (1994)
Tristan Murail: Les travaux et les jours (2003)
Pascal Dusapin: Preludes (2006)

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Monday, May 7, 2007 7:30 PM

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Colleagues, pianos and percussion

Music by Bartok, Nancarrow, Ligeti, Reich, Kurtag, and Eotvos.

(See the above link for complete program details.)

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And for those preferring the mixture of the old and new:

Sunday, May 6, 2007 7:30 PM

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano

Piano music by Bartok, Beethoven, Boulez, Cage, Scarlatti, Janacek, Kurtag, Liadov, Ligeti, Messiaen, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Stockhhausen, Stroppa, Tchaikovsky, Murail, and Webern.

(See the above link for complete program details.)

















A little over two weeks before the November 7 mid-term national elections in the United States, demonstrators in Budapest, Hungary, the European Union, on October 23, 2006, demanded democracy and transparency and accountability of government processes.

Photo credit: Associated Press. With thanks.

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