Concerts from the Library of Congress, 2014-2015: Beyond Labels

NOVEMBER 7 at 8 PM

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Coolidge Auditorium

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Widely acclaimed as a key figure in the music of our time and as a uniquely significant interpreter of piano repertoire from every age, Pierre-Laurent Aimard is a visionary artist noted for luminous performances that reveal the composer’s voice. The art of fugue is the subject of his special recital for the Library, pairing excerpts from the first book of J.S. Bach’s The Well-Tempered Clavier with masterworks by Beethoven and Brahms.

BACH

Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
   Prelude and Fugue in A-flat major, BWV 862
   Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor, BWV 849
   Prelude and Fugue in F-sharp major, BWV 858
   Prelude and Fugue in E-flat minor, BWV 853

BEETHOVEN

Sonata in A-flat major, op. 110

BACH

Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
   Prelude and Fugue in E-flat major, BWV 852
   Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 861
   Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 865
   Prelude and Fugue in B-flat major, BWV 866

BRAHMS

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, op. 24

PRE-CONCERT LECTURE
6:30 PM - Whittall Pavilion (no tickets required)
“Fugal Lords: Subjectivity in Bach, Beethoven and Brahms,” with David H. Plylar, Ph.D, Music Division