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22 May - 5 June 2024

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

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​French visionary.

The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is known for shedding fresh light on early music, often through creatively curated programmes. In Håkonshallen he presents a concert that draws connections from Bach to Schubert and Schumann, and on to Schönberg. 

He has received numerous accolades, including the prestigious international Ernest von Siemens Music Prize in 2017 for his lifetime of service to music, and the 2022 Léonie Sonning's Music Prize, the most prominent music award in Denmark, and in connection with which he was celebrated with his own portrait festival. 

'With an artistic signature embracing sonorously sensitive sound, sparkling expressiveness and precision, and an extremely sharp intellect, he pushes the boundaries of the pianist's art. With visionary programmes that combine composers of different eras, Pierre-Laurent Aimard has inspired new interpretations of well-known classics and communicated the qualities of lesser-known works,' said the chairman of the jury in the speech to the prize winner. 

Aimard is also known for his close collaboration with composers including Stockhausen, Messiaen, and Ligeti, and is considered an undisputed authority on contemporary music. 

'A brilliant musician and an extraordinary visionary' – WALL STREET JOURNAL

Photo: Marco Borggreve

  • Music



​1 h 10 min


​Standard: 480/530
Under 30 years/student: 200
Senior: 432/477
FiB Fordel: 336/371
BT Fordel: 360/397

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    • Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano​

Music by

    • Bach
    • Schönberg
    • Schubert
    • Schumann

    • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
      Partita in B flat major, BWV 825

    • Arnold Schönberg (1874–1951)
      Suite for piano, op. 25

    • Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
      Excerpts from:
      12 Walzer, 16 Ländler und 9 Ecossaisen für Klavier, D145; 20 Walzer für Klavier, D146;
      36 Originaltänze für Klavier, D365; 34 Valses sentimentales für Klavier, D779;
      16 Deutsche und zwei Ecossaisen für Klavier, D783; 12 Deutsche Ländler für Klavier, D790

      • Vals, D145:4
      • Dans, D365:26
      • Ländler, D145:8
      • Dans, D783:15
      • Vals, D779:28
      • Vals, D146:5
      • Vals, D146:15
      • Dans, D365:29
      • Ländler, D790:3

    • Robert Schumann (1810–1856)
      Carnaval, op. 9
      1. Préambule
      2. Pierrot
      3. Arlequin
      4. Valse noble
      5. Eusebius
      6. Florestan
      7. Coquette
      8. Réplique
      9. Papillons
      10. Lettres dansantes
      11. Chiarina
      12. Chopin
      13. Estrella
      14. Reconnaissance
      15. Pantalon et Colombine
      16. Valse allemande
      17. Paganini
      18. Aveu
      19. Promenade
      20. Pause
      21. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins

Supported by

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica


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