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Ligeti's Trio for Horn, Violin & Piano

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Marie-Luise Neunecker and Pierre-Laurent Aimard perform Ligeti’s Trio for violin, horn and piano.

The inspired magician among 20th century composers, Ligeti achieved huge popularity when Stanley Kubrick used his music to create the soundtrack for 2001 Space Odyssey.

The programme emphasizes Ligeti's obsession with machines, clockworks, repeating patterns and the unlikely connection between this most European composer and American minimalists.

The major work in the programme, the Horn Trio, represents a nod to Ligeti's European heritage and to Brahms. However, even in this most serious of forms, Ligeti thrills with breathtaking surprises, and with rhythmic and sonic games inspired by his researches on African rhythms and scientific forms.


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano
Tamara Stefanovich piano
Patricia Kopatchinskaja violin
Marie-Luise Neunecker horn
Daniel Ciampolini percussion


Ligeti: Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes; 3 Pieces for 2 pianos (Monument, Selbstporträt, Bewegung); Trio for horn, violin & piano (Hommage à Brahms)
Steve Reich: Clapping Music
Ligeti: Etude No.8 (Fém) arr. for piano & percussion
Nancarrow: Piano Player Study No.4 arr. F Boffard & PL Aimard for 2 pianos; Piano Player Study No.9 arr. F Boffard & PL Aimard for 2 pianos
Pierre-Laurent Aimard: Improvisation for 4 hands on Ligeti's Poème symphonique for 100 metronomes; Improvisation for piano & percussion on Ligeti's Etude No.4 (Fanfares)

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


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Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Related events
Saturday 5 May, 12 noon-4pm, St Paul's Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall: What You Need To Know - Ligeti in depth. £25, students £7.50. (See separate event).

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