Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Photo: Stiftung Klavier-Festival Ruhr)
Those who study Ligeti's piano works discover a colourful musical cosmos, but at the same time are confronted with a variety of challenges. While parts of Musica ricercata can be mastered by young players, some of the highly virtuosic piano etudes confront even the most accomplished pianists with seemingly impossible tasks.
On the following page, Pierre-Laurent Aimard talks about his close collaboration with György Ligeti. Please go to the section “inside the score” to find his performing suggestions and explanations.