Series SALONEN/AIMARD INSPIRATIONS

Two musical giants, conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, explore the music and an artistic partnership that inspires and excites them both, across four programmes brimming with music of invention, beauty and transcendence.

Inspirations features some of the most iconic moments in orchestral music: the hammer blows of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony; the sunrise in Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, the swirl of Debussy’s La Mer; and the grandiosity of Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ Concerto.

Woven throughout the series are bold and revolutionary scores from the 20th and 21st century: Ligeti’s astonishing Piano Concerto, Boulez’s Notations, in two versions, and two premieres: Musique Funebre, a recently discovered work by Igor Stravinsky; and a new piece for four horns and orchestra by UK composer Tansy Davies – to be performed by the horn section of the Philharmonia Orchestra.

Inspirations: Debussy & Boulez

Thursday 4 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Programme to include:

Boulez Notations IV, for solo piano, Boulez Notations IV, for orchestra...


Part of
16/17
LONDON SEASON

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Inspirations: Mahler & Bartók

Sunday 7 May 2017, 7:30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Soloists include:

Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Tamara Stefanovich, Emmanuel Curt, Antoine Siguré


Bartók Concerto for Two Pianos and Percussion

Mahler Symphony No. 6


Part of
16/17
LONDON SEASON

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