Do. 01. June '23 18:00 Uhr
Essen Folkwang Universität der Künste

Neue Aula

Conversation Concert: Ligeti's Metamorphoses

Pierre-Laurent Aimard


€ 25 | 20 (reduced)

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6 pm: Musical introduction
8 pm: Lecture-concert

Pierre-Laurent Aimard (piano and moderator)
Lorenzo Soulès (piano)
Pupils from Duisburg-Marxloh (dance and music)
Márton Kerékfy (panel discussion)
Tobias Bleek (moderation)  

György Ligeti: Musica Ricercata

György Ligeti cultivated a special relationship with the piano throughout his life. The piano was the instrument on which he began his musical training, the one for which he wrote his first and very last pieces, and which he used as a workbench and as a medium of musical reflection throughout all his successive creative phases. Now, in a lecture recital, Pierre-Laurent Aimard throws light on Ligeti’s relationship with the piano, as well as on the evolution of Ligeti’s piano style from his works of youth to the late piano études. With the aid of selected works (including hitherto unpublished works from Ligeti’s youth), Aimard makes Ligeti’s incredible successive metamorphoses tangible to the ear. In a subsequent round table discussion, Aimard will fathom specific aspects of Ligeti’s relationship with the piano in dialogue with Hungarian musicologist and Ligeti specialist Márton Kerékfy.

This Ligeti event shall begin with an unconventional introduction to Ligeti’s experimental thinking. The focus will be on Musica ricercata (1951-1953), a work in which the composer, in the midst of cultural isolation, attempted to create a new tonal language on the basis of strict rules and tasks he set for himself. Pupils of schools from the district of Duisburg-Marxloh have been dealing with Musica ricercata during the entire academic year by developing their own choreographies and music pieces under the encouragement and supervision of Petra Jebavy, Klaus Hagge, and Katja Bergen. Thus, an introduction in sound to Ligeti’s work will feature the results of the children’s work, followed by an entire performance of Musica ricercata.

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Lorenzo Soulès

The French pianist Lorenzo Soulès was born in Lyon within a family of musicians and started the piano at the early age of three. Aged 9, he entered the Conservatoire Supérieur de Paris CRR in the class of Olivier Gardon, before continuing his studies with Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz Köln, where he graduated with distinction. Between 2006 and 2009, he took lessons with Alicia de Larrocha with whom he worked on the complete Iberia cycle by Albeniz.


Folkwang University of the Arts

Die Folkwang Universität der Künste ist die zentrale künstlerische Ausbildungsstätte für Musik, Theater, Tanz, Gestaltung und Wissenschaft im Ruhrgebiet. Seit 1927 sind hier – gemäß der Folkw...




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