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World Conference Center Bonn, Saal ┬╗New York┬ź

The 'Moonlight' Sonata


Olivier Messiaen: ’L’Alouette Lulu’ from ’Catalogue d'oiseaux’
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata no. 14 in C-sharp minor op. 27/2 (‘Moolight Sonata’)
Olivier Messiaen: ’La chouette Hulotte’ from ’Catalogue d'oiseaux’
György Ligeti: ’Ricercata’ (selection)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Bagatelles op. 126
Pierre Boulez: ’Notations’


Pierre-Laurent Aimard Piano

We all think we know Beethoven's 'Moonlight' Sonata. Yet not even its name stems from Beethoven: it was invented by the writer Ludwig Rellstab, who felt transported to the nocturnal shores of Lake Lucerne by its C-sharp minor tonality. This Sonata quasi una fantasia seems to float in mid-air in the first movement only to plunge all the more heavily to earth in the finale. Pierre-Laurent Aimard combines it with works by leading 20th-century composers that he knew in person. He studied in Paris with Olivier Messiaen's wife Yvonne Loriod, who ushered him into the spiritual universe of that composer-ornithologist. He was also a founding member of Pierre Boulez's Ensemble Intercontemporain and maintained a decades-long friendship with György Ligeti, who composed many works specially for him. The supervisory board of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation called Aimard a 'key figure in the music of our time' when it awarded him its 'Nobel Prize in Music' in 2017.

Works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Olivier Messiaen among others

World Conference Center Bonn, Saal ┬╗New York┬ź




Bachstra├če 1, 53721 Siegburg, Deutschland
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World Conference Center Bonn, Saal ┬╗New York┬ź

World Conference Center Bonn, Saal ┬╗New York┬ź

Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1-2, 53113 Bonn, Deutschland
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