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August 4, 2016
Open-Air Recital at Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker

Pierre-Laurent appears in the northern German town of Hitzacker for an open-air concert on Saturday, August 6 in collaboration with Tonmeister Carsten Kümmel. The evening’s program at the Hitzacker Kurpark includes excerpts from Messiaen’s Catalogue d'oiseaux and J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, plus works by Stockhausen, Sweelinck, Kurtág, and Daquin, and will be broadcast into the surrounding natural landscape in three-dimensional audio, combining with the sounds of nature.
 
Find more information here about this event, part of the annual music festival Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker.

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July 14, 2016
Bach and Kurtág at Aschaffenburg Bachtage

Pierre-Laurent Aimard visits Aschaffenburg, Germany on Saturday, July 30 for a complete performance of J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, continuing a multi-season tour of the collection that he released on Deutsche Gramophone in 2014. The recital program also includes select works by György Kurtág in celebration of the composer’s 90th birthday this season.

Find more information about this concert here, which is presented under the auspices of the Aschaffenburg Bachtage.

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June 30, 2016
Beethoven Sonatas at Styriarte

On the heels of his eighth and final season as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival, Pierre-Laurent Aimard returns to Styriarte, the annual music festival in Graz, Austria, for an evening of Beethoven sonatas in Helmut List Halle on Thursday, July 14. The Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, “Appassionata” is bookended by the Sonata No. 7 in D Major and the Sonata No. 31 in A flat Major. Find tickets and more information here.

Watch a video here of Aimard’s full performance of the Appassionata at the Alte Oper Frankfurt in February, presented by the Frankfurt Radio Symphony.

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