Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Messiaen

16 April 2016 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall

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Messiaen’s monumental, visionary cycle of piano pieces, played by arguably its finest living interpreter: Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

‘Here is the triumph of love and tears of joy – all the passion of our arms around the Invisible!’ Messiaen himself said that words couldn’t really do justice to his Vingt Regards: but in the hands of Pierre-Laurent Aimard, it’s an artistic experience that leaves few listeners unchanged.

Messiaen has been a constant presence throughout Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s career, and while he’s built a global reputation as a fearless explorer of new music, his relationship with Messiaen has deepened and intensified. His interpretation of Messiaen’s heaven-storming, evening-long contemplation of the Divine combines towering pianism with piercing insight; tonight’s audience will experience one of the wonders of the modern musical world.

Programme & Performers

Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jésus

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

More Messiaen:

Tue 14 Apr-London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (with Pierre-Laurent Aimard)

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