Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Messiaen

16 April 2016 / 19:30
Milton Court Concert Hall

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

ĎHere is the triumph of love and tears of joy Ė all the passion of our arms around the Invisible!í Messiaen himself said that words couldnít really do justice to his Vingt Regards: but in the hands of Pierre-Laurent Aimard, itís an artistic experience that leaves few listeners unchanged.

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

Programme & Performers

Messiaen Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant Jťsus

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

More Messiaen:

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

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