Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Shunned By New Old European Music Master Ivan Fischer, Nation's Capital Offered Mini Music Celebration By Old & New Music Master Pierre-Laurent Aimard

A musical journey with pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Embassy of France

Monday, May 7, 2007 at 7:30 PM

Mr. Aimard will perform a kaleidoscopic array of works and extracts by Bartok, Beethoven, Boulez, Cage, D. Scarlatti, Janacek, Kurtag, Liadov, Messiaen, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Schoenberg, Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin, Marco Stroppa, Stockhausen, Tchaikovsky, Tristan Murail and Webern.

'Through words and playing, the assembled “collage” will compare and contrast the different composers’ radically different approaches to a variety of musical forms and basic ideas.'


Tuesday, May 8, 2007 at 7.30 PM


Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Piano
Tamara Stefanovich, Piano
Daniel Ciampolini, Percussion
Joseph Gramley, Percussion

Part 1

EÖTVÖS Kosmos for 2 Pianos

Part 2

KURTÁG Selections from Játékok

Part 3

STEVE REICH Clapping Music
LIGETI "Fém" from Études pour piano, No. 8 (adapted for piano and percussion)
NANCARROW Studies for Player Piano Nos. 2 & 9 (arr. for two pianos)
AIMARD (arr.) "Poème de chambre", after Ligeti's Poème symphonique for 100 Metronomes
LIGETI "Fanfares" from Études pour piano, No. 4 (adapted for piano and percussion)

Part 4

BARTÓK Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion, Op. 115

'These very refined pieces, composed by some of the most talented American and European composers of the XXth century, have been brought together by Pierre-Laurent Aimard himself. The program he composed is a subtle and precise alchemy: it becomes in itself a musical masterpiece.'

WHERE: La Maison Française, Embassy of France, 4101 Reservoir Rd. NW, Washington, DC 20007


TICKETS: http://www.la-maison-francaise.org

Ivan Fischer and Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Despite attempts by Sharon Rockefeller, Dan De Vany, and Jim Allison of the new Classical WETA-FM Lite, in the Nation's Capital, to stamp out all modern and American classical music; with help from friends, a thriving and modern classical music culture might develop in Washington,D.C., as it has in other world capital, and U.S., cities.

This is the second day in a row that the new Classical WETA-FM Lite, in the Nation's Capital, has shunned all American classical music. Please consider requesting whole classical works, as well as American classical works, if Ms Rockefeller should call you asking for your membership support.


Tim Page "NSO Picks Fischer as Interim Maestro" Washington Post April 13, 2007

Photo credit: (c)Embassy of France and BBC. With thanks.


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