Homage to Ligeti: Pierre-Laurent Aimard, Susanna Mälkki and the Karajan Academy

Susanna Mälkki (photo: Jiyang Chen)

Karajan Academy

On 28 May, György Ligeti would have celebrated his 100th birthday. The Karajan Academy and Susanna Mälkki commemorate the Hungarian composer – with a programme that showcases the creativity and versatility of his oeuvre: from his contemplative Ramifications and the soaring, iridescent Chamber Concerto, to the humorous Six Bagatelles and the witty Poème Symphonique for 100 metronomes and the Piano Concerto, a work full of propulsive dynamism. Pierre-Laurent Aimard, a long-time associate of Ligeti and an expert on his music, is the soloist. There is also the world premiere of a work by Hovik Sardaryan, a student of Wolfgang Rihm.

Karajan Academy of the Berliner Philharmoniker

Susanna Mälkki conductor

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

Igor Stravinsky

Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa

György Ligeti

Ramifications for strings

Hovik Sardaryan

The Joy of Blossoming

György Ligeti

Chamber concert for 13 instrumentalists

György Ligeti

Poème symphonique for 100 mechanical metronomes

György Ligeti

Six Bagatelles for wind quintet

György Ligeti

Concerto for piano and orchestra

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano

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