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Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Pierre-Laurent Aimard


The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard was born in Lyon in 1957 and studied in his home city and at the Paris Conservatoire; his mentors included Pierre Boulez and Olivier Messiaen (both of whose music he has championed throughout his career) and Yvonne Loriod. Aimard is particularly associated with contemporary music, and was a founder member of Boulez’s Ensemble InterContemporain, with whom he has recorded music by Schoenberg, Berio, Webern, Ligeti and Boulez himself (including a Grammy-winning account of ... explosante-fixe… in 1996.

Further Reading: Pierre-Laurent Aimard

 Interview, Pierre-Laurent Aimard on Messiaen's birds

The French pianist talks to Katherine about his relationship with Catalogue d'oiseaux, which he recently recorded for Pentatone.

 Recording of the Week, Pierre-Laurent Aimard plays Book One of JS Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier

David enjoys Pierre-Laurent Aimard's performance of Book One of the Well-Tempered Clavier of JS Bach.

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