Cosmos Stockhausen 1

Pierre-Laurent Aimard | Tamara Stefanovich


sam. 1 sept.11h00Nᵒ 18325

Kirchensaal MaiHof


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Festival d'été

17/8-16/9 2018



    Marco Stroppa  regie sonore
    Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007)
    MANTRA pour deux pianistes et pianos avec ring modulator

    C’est avec l’une des œuvres majeures de Stockhausen, MANTRA, que Pierre-Laurent Aimard et Tamara Stefanovich ouvriront la série en sept parties « Cosmos Stockhausen », un hommage au compositeur allemand mort en 2007 à l’occasion du quatre-vingt-dixième anniversaire de sa naissance. Dans cette partition, les deux pianistes ne se contentent pas de jouer du piano, des cymbales antiques et du wood-block, ils doivent aussi actionner leur ring modulator qui transforme le son du piano de manière stupéfiante. La créativité jaillit en étincelles mais tout se tient car l’unité est assurée par une formule mélodique prégnante, le mantra du titre que Stockhausen soumet à des métamorphoses toujours nouvelles. Cette technique qu’il baptisa « composition formule » et réutilisa peu après dans INORI était pour lui une mise en abîme de l’univers : « La construction unitaire de MANTRA est bien sûr une miniature musicale de la macrostructure unitaire du cosmos. » 

    Pierre-Laurent Aimard

    The French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, who was born in 1957 in Lyon, studied at the Paris Conservatoire with Yvonne Loriod and with Maria Curcio in London. He also participated in the seminars in analysis led by Pierre Bou-lez at IRCAM in Paris and took courses with György Kurtág in Budapest. Since winning the Messiaen Prize in Royan in 1973, he has been regarded as the authoritative interpreter of this composer’s works. When Boulez founded the Ensemble intercontemporain in 1976, he appointed Aimard as its solo pianist. Aimard has given the world premieres of many significant compositions since then, including Répons by Boulez, several of György Ligeti’s Etudes, and Harrison Birtwistle’s piano concerto Responses. At the same time, he has consistently performed the “traditional” repertoire as a soloist and chamber musician, which he presents in carefully thoughtout programs with unusual dramaturgical contexts. Aimard was the 2007 LUCERNE FESTIVAL’s “artiste étoile”; he has also had residencies with the Berlin Philharmonic and at the Vienna Konzerthaus, New York’s Carnegie Hall, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Tanglewood Festival, and the Southbank Centre in London. From 2009 to 2016, he served as Artistic Director of the Aldeburgh Festival. In the past season, Aimard gave recitals in Tokyo, Beijing, Moscow, St. Petersburg, New York, Paris, and Vienna, as well as at the Pierre Boulez Saal in Berlin, and he undertook a European tour with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra. He has won many prizes, including the Ernst von Siemens Music Prize in 2017; his recording of Bach’s Art of the Fugue received the Diapason d’or and the Choc du Monde de la Musique. His most recent release, which appeared this spring, is a complete recording of Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux. Aimard is a professor at the Music Academy of Cologne.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL (IMF) debut on 23 August 1979 in Oiseaux exotiques by Messiaen, with Miltiades Caridis conducting the Swiss Festival Orchestra.

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    Tamara Stefanovich

    The pianist Tamara Stefanovich, who was born in 1973 in Belgrad, was only seven when she made her public debut and at the age of 13 became the youngest student to attend the University of Belgrad. After graduating, she continued her training with Claude Frank at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and with Pierre-Laurent Aimard at the Music Academy of Cologne. Stefanovich performs a wide repertoire and appears regularly at the Salzburg, La Roque d’Anthéron, and Ravenna Festivals, as well as in such leading international concert halls as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Berlin Philharmonie, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, and London’s Wigmore Hall. She has worked with the Cleveland, Chicago, and London Symphony Orchestras; the London Philharmonic; the Bamberg Symphony; and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen; as well as with composers like Pierre Boulez, Peter Eötvös and György Kur-tág. In the 2017-18 season, she made her debut with the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo, undertook a European tour with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra under Vladimir Jurowski, and appeared with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain at the BBC Proms and in Aldeburgh and Birmingham. Recitals have taken her to the Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, London’s Southbank Centre, the Edinburgh Festival, Monte Carlo, and the Ruhr Piano Festival. Tamara Stefanovich regularly directs interdisciplinary education projects at the Barbican Centre in London and at the Cologne Philharmonie, and in collaboration with the Ruhr Piano Festival she has developed an interactive online guide to Boulez’s Notations. Numerous recordings document her work, the most recent of which include her account of Hans Abrahamsen’s Piano Concerto with the WDR Symphony Orchestra and concertos by Kurtág with the Asko|Schönberg Ensemble under Reinbert de Leeuw.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 11 September 2005, when she joined with Pierre-Laurent Aimard to perform works by Pierre Boulez.

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    Marco Stroppa

    The composer and music researcher Marco Stroppa, who also works as a sound engineer, was born in 1959 in Verona, studied in Italy and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and was initially involved with the Centro di Sonologia Computazionale at the University of Padua.  He was invited by Pierre Boulez to move to Paris in 1982 to work and teach at IRCAM; he directed the Department for Musical Research there from 1987 to 1990. Since 1999, Stroppa has additionally taught composition at the Stuttgart Academy for Music and Performing Arts. In 1996 he won the Salzburg Easter Festival composition prize and was presented as part of the Next Generation series at the Salzburg Festival. His opera Re Orso was premiered at the Opéra Comique in Paris in 2012, and in October 2018 his new orchestral work Come Play with Me will receive its world premiere at the Donaueschingen Music Festival.

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