Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes part in the Dresden Musikfestspiele on Sunday, May 15 with a complete performance of Catalogue des oiseaux, Messiaen’s collection of thirteen pieces for solo piano drawing form the composer’s in-depth studies of birdsong. Closing the program is a new, birdsong-inspired electroacoustic composition by Bernard Fort.
The following weekend, Aimard participates in “One Day in Life”, a project designed by architect Daniel Libeskind and commissioned by the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Free individual performances will take place in spaces throughout Frankfurt and repeated around the clock, so as to present audiences with musical experiences beyond the boundaries of the concert hall. On Saturday, May 21, Aimard gives several repeat performances of Schubert’s Sonata for Piano in G Major in the Reading Room of the German National Library. The following day, he plays Beethoven’s Sonata for Piano No. 31 in A-flat Major at Boxcamp Gallus, a boxing school.