Pierre-Laurent performs a pair of recitals this winter at the Philharmonie de Paris.
On January 25, he presents a program that places Beethoven between Schönberg and Stockhausen at the Philharmonie de Paris. He opens with Schönberg’s Funf Klavierstücke, one of the composer’s first experiments with what eventually became his famous twelve-tone technique. Pierre-Laurent then explores two works by Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 and Sonata No. 23, “Appassionata.” The recital concludes with Stockhausen’s Klavierstücke IX.
He returns February 13 with a program that culminates in Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” sonata. The path to get there includes Sweelinck’s Fantasia à 4, Echo caprice; George Benjamin’s Shadowlines, which is dedicated to Pierre-Laurent; and Berg’s Piano Sonata.