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concert Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Mozart, Sweelinck, Volkonski, Bach, Beethoven, and Benjamin Philharmonie de Paris

Philharmonie de Paris

Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Mozart, Sweelinck, Volkonski, Bach, Beethoven, and Benjamin Philharmonie de Paris

About

Pierre-Laurent Aimard's bold and imaginative program at the Philharmonie de Paris celebrates the genre of the piano fantasy through the ages—a genre that has often given free rein for exploration beyond traditional formal bounds. Hand-picked as a soloist in Pierre Boulez's Ensemble intercontemporain in 1977, where he helped champion 20th-century music for decades, the multi-faceted Aimard shines here in a brilliant variety of repertoire from the 17th (the Echo Fantasia by Dutch composer Sweelinck) and 18th centuries (the sublime Fantasias of Mozart and Beethoven, which show off Aimard's improvisatory and compositional talents, plus one by his "master of the Fantasy," C.P.E. Bach) to the 20th (Andrei Volkonsky and Sir George Benjamin).

Cast

Program

  • Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, Echo Fantasia No.1, SwWV 261
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fantasia No. 2 in C Minor, K. 475
  • Andrei Volkonsky, Musica Stricta (Fantasia ricercata)
  • Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach, Fantaisie Wq 59/6
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Fantasia in C minor, K. 396
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Fantasia for Piano, Op.77
  • Sir George Benjamin, Fantasy on Iambic Rhythm
  • Franz Schubert, Waltz in B minor, Op. 18, No. 6, D145

Details

  • Venue: Philharmonie de Paris (Paris, France)
  • Production date: 2022
  • Duration: 1 h 11 min
  • Production: © HELIOX FILM / PENTATONE MUSIC
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