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December 22, 2014
January 2015: The Well-Tempered Clavier in Spain, the Netherlands, and Germany

As part of his season-long tour of Book I of J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Pierre-Laurent Aimard takes the collection across Spain during the first half of January, with stops in Oviedo (Jan 9), San Sebastian (Jan 11), Madrid (Jan 13), and Barcelona (Jan 15). Following this, he gives performances at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw on January 17 and Munich’s Prinzregententheater on January 24. Aimard’s account of the Well-Tempered Clavier, which was released by Deutsche Grammophon earlier this year, is available to purchase on Amazon and iTunes.

December 7, 2014
Dvorak Concerto in Athens, Berlin, and Baden-Baden

With the Athens State Orchestra and the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Pierre-Laurent Aimard brings Dvorak's Concerto for Piano in G minor, Op. 33 to three cities December 10 through 13. The first performance in Greece’s capital, part of a program entitled "Slavic Soul”, takes place as part of a program including Smetana’s symphonic poem “The Moldau” and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony no. 1 in G Minor, Op 13 "Winter Dreams” under the baton of Stefan Tsialis. Following this concert, Aimard joins the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin for an all-Dvorak program with Christoph Eschenbach in Baden-Baden on December 13 and in the orchestra’s home city on December 14.

December 1, 2014
Pierre-Laurent Aimard Presents UK Premiere of Birtwistle Concerto

As part of celebrations honoring the 80th birthday of composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle at London’s Royal Festival Hall, Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs the UK premiere of Responses: Sweet disorder and the carefully careless for piano and orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Vladimir Jurowski on Saturday, December 6. Tickets to the performance, which also includes Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Orpheus as well as Messiaen’s Oiseaux exotiques, are available here.

A co-commission by the London Philharmonic Orchestra along with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Musica Viva Casa da Musica Porto, and the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Birtwistle’s concerto is receiving a quartet of international premieres with these ensembles during the 2014-15 season, including the upcoming American premiere with the Boston Symphony and Vladimir Jurowski February 12–14. A video clip of the world premiere in October with the Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Stefan Asbury can be watched here.