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A Conversation with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

A Conversation with Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Ahead of his Caramoor debut, pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard shares his connections to Messiaen, the challenges that come along with Catalogue d’oiseaux, and what he is looking forward to as he brings the piece to the Spanish Courtyard and Venetian Theater.

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Pierre-Laurent Aimard

Caramoor Takes Wing!

A Celebration of Birdsong in Music

Originally appeared in the Summer 2019 Program Book

Birds have played a role in Western Classical music since at least the 14th century, when composers such as Jean Vaillant quoted birdsong in some of their compositions. Songs of the nightingale and the cuckoo are historically the most commonly used. Composers and musicians have made use of birds in their music in different ways: Ralph Vaughan Williams and Ottorino Respighi wrote works inspired by birdsong; Olivier Messiaen and John Luther Adams have transcribed or imitated birdsongs in their compositions; and clarinetist David Rothenberg even plays duets with birds!

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Days Seven and Eight

2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Days Seven and Eight

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day seven and eight saw those close of this year’s residency and reflection on two performances.

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, Day Six

2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Day Six

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day six was full of preparation and reflection on the week’s accomplishments.

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars, Day Five

2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Day Five

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day five finishes the show’s staging and ends in fits of laughter.

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Day Four

2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Day Four

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day four welcomes the concert’s director and breaths new life into many of pieces.

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Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Day Three

2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Day Three

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day three features deep lyrical dives and more quartet work.

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2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars Week | Day Two

Artistic Director Steven Blier recaps each day of intensive rehearsal and coaching with the 2019 Schwab Vocal Rising Stars — four vocalists and one pianist at the beginning of their professional careers. Day two welcomes a new coach who injects new charm into rehearsals.

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