Piano Recital

Messiaen / Catalogue d'Oiseaux

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Récital piano - Grande salle Pierre BoulezRécital piano - Grande salle Pierre Boulez © William Beaucardet / Philharmonie de Paris
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Sunday, 18 March 2018 — 4:00pm
Salle des concerts - Cité de la musique


  • Concert d'après-midi
  • Olivier Messiaen
    La Buse variable
    Le Loriot
    L'Alouette calendrelle
    Le Merle bleu


  • Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano
To experience Messiaen’s Catalogue d’oiseaux is to enter into another time, not only because of its length (nearly three hours), but also because it moves through all the moments of both day and night with Messiaen’s beloved “winged models,” to whom the work, composed between 1956 and 1958, is dedicated. Magnifying these moments with his introductions and commentary, Pierre-Laurent Aimard offers a fully immersive experience.