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Tamara Stefanovich piano
Nenad Lecic piano
Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Stravinsky The Rite of Spring
Pierre Boulez Structures (Book 2)
Two of the pivotal moments in musical history, from exactly a hundred years ago, thrill in radical and revealing couplings. A mysterious alchemy occurs when orchestral scores are heard played on two pianos. Rhythms become tauter, highly sprung, harmonies crystallise, tiny details of the music’s inner workings emerge with new clarity and focus.
Debussy and Stravinsky are heard afresh in piano arrangements by the composers. Zimmerman’s work (itself an arrangement of an orchestral score) teases us with fragments from Beethoven and Bach to Boogie-Woogie and quotes directly from Jeux, with which it shares a fluidity, quicksilver changes of direction and almost improvisatory air. The controlled venom, intricate organisation and relentless impetus of Stravinsky’s infamous Rite fi nd a parallel in Boulez’s innovative Structures – precisely and minutely organised but with a momentum, percussive power and glittering brilliance that makes an explosive, visceral impact.
There will be a 30-minute interval.
This event is part of 2013 Aldeburgh Festival. Booking periods open as follows:
Annual Donors &
Britten Centenary Circle Wednesday 9 January 2013
Friends Wednesday 23 January 2013
Advance Booking List Wednesday 6 February 2013
General Booking Wednesday 13 February 2013
To find out more about Aldeburgh Music’s priority booking, please click here
Under 27s half price
Coach £4 (10am)