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Pierre-Laurent Ahmad at Southbank Centre

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The great French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Ligeti's Etudes complete. read less The 18 Etudes are arguably one of the most significant piano masterpieces of the last century. Stretching the performer to extraordinary technical feats, they are unified by poetic imagery that ranges from Autumn in Warsaw to the 'Sorcerer's Apprentice', from rainbows to 'the Devil's Staircase'. Ligeti's startling imagination, with all its quirky humour, virtuoso manipulation of rhythm and apparently limitless mix of sonic colour, has created a true contemporary classic. This is a special opportunity to hear the complete Etudes played by the composer's own preferred interpreter, and to explore the music further as he discusses it in an onstage interview with Southbank Centre's Director of Music, Gillian Moore, in the second half.

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Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
0844 847 9910
Public transport:
Underground and Rail Stations: Waterloo, Embankment, Charing Cross or Waterloo East Buses stop on Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street.

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