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Pierre-Laurent Aimard

An invitation to the dance – music by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann and Bartók.

Friday 16 June, 7.30pm

From £5.00 to £26.00

Part of the Aldeburgh Festival season

The allure of the dance has always proved irresistible for composers, from the brilliance of Chopin’s waltzes and mazurkas, the riotous perpetual movement of Schumann’s Carnaval to the graceful elegance of Bach’s keyboard suites. Yet dancing is not just frivolous entertainment; the nostalgia of Schubert’s lilting Ländler and Bartók’s folk melodies exerts an emotional pull that speaks to the soul as well as the feet.

Aimard assembles a typically inventive sequence that leaps and pirouettes between composers, centuries and nations, between intimacy and exuberance. Like all the best dances, we change moods and partners all evening, with barely a moment to draw breath.

Bach French Suite in C minor:
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Schubert 20 Valses “Last Valses” D146 Op.127:
No.12 in G minor

Schubert 16 Ländler D366:
No.12 in E flat minor
No.10 in B minor
No.4 in A minor

Schubert Valses, Ländler and Ecossaises D145 Op.18; Valses:
No.9 in F sharp minor
No.6 in B minor

Schubert 12 Ländler D 790 Op.posth.171:
No.6 in G sharp minor
No.8 in A flat minor

Schumann Carnaval Op.9:
Chiarina
Estrella

Chopin Mazurkas:
Op.24 No.4 in B flat minor
Op.59 No.1 A minor
Op.67 No.4 in A minor

Bartók For Children:
No.17 Rundtanz

Bartók From Microkosmos:
No.128 Peasant Dance

Interval

Bach French suite No.5 in G major
Allemande
Courante
Sarabande
Gigue

Schubert 20 Valses “Last Valses” D146 Op.127
No.6 in D major
No.11 in B flat major
No.10 in F major

Schubert 16 Ländler D366:
No.7 in G major

Schubert Valses, Ländler and Ecossaises D145 Op.18; Ländler:
No.9 in D flat major
No.6 in D flat major

Schubert 12 Ländler D 790 Op.posth.171:
No.9 in B major
No.11 in A flat major

Schumann Carnaval Op.9:
Valse allemande
Valse noble

Chopin Mazurkas:
Op.59 No.2 in A flat major
Op.24 No.2 in C major
Op.67 No.3 in C major

Bartók For Children:
No.40 Schweinehirtentanz

Bartók From Microkosmos:
No.146 Ostinato

Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano