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Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Pierre-Laurent Aimard
TUE 232 DEC · 7:30PM SALA SUGGIA
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  • Ciclo Piano Fundação EDP
  • M/6
  • This Christmas season, a meditation on Jesus' childhood in 20 movements seems appropriate. This will be our farewell to Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who ends his 2020 residency at Casa da Música. The acclaimed pianist is a key figure in the music of our time – at the age of 16, foreshadowing a promising career, he won the first Prize in the Messiaen Competition, the first of many awards. And it is precisely Messiaen that Aimard revisits in this marked by deep religiosity, in one of the most emblematic pieces for solo piano by the French composer. The work was written for Yvonne Loriod, student (and future wife) of Messiaen, who would later teach Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Paris Conservatory.