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Aleix Palau | 25 November 2020

Pianist Javier Perianes, the new star of L'Auditori Digital

The soloist will perform Mozart’s Concerto No. 23 with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ludovic Morlot.

Pianist Javier Perianes, the new star of L'Auditori Digital

This Friday, the pianist Javier Perianes will open the autumn season of L'Auditori de Barcelona by performing an exceptional concert with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ludovic Morlot. The performance can be heard live online L'Auditori Digital on 27 November at 7 pm.

Perianes will perform Piano Concerto No. 23 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a mature work, which was written at the same time as his opera The Marriage of Figaro, a work that has distinct traces of the opera, as found in its sublime Adagio middle section or the Rondo third movement.

The other protagonist of the evening will be György Ligeti whose work, Ramificacions, lends its name to this programme. Ligeti, a key composer in the musical history of the twentieth century, assimilates all the post 1945 “ismes” in a heterodox way and processes them in a unique and unmistakable manner. Ramifications is a musical work of coloured blocks of sound that fluctuate through the piece, deriving from changes to the same feeling. Taking inspiration from the same composer, on Friday we shall also witnessthe premier of the work Homenaje a Ligeti (Homage to Ligeti) by the composer Sofía Martínez, which was commissioned by L'Auditori de Barcelona.

From the previous generation Béla Bartók personifies, along with Ligeti, the avant-guard of Hungarian music. With local folklore as a key theme, the composer transformed the structures of the Austro-Hungarian classical tradition to create his own, innovative musical language that is essential to understanding the previous century. The Music for strings, percussion and celesta, which was composed following the principals of the golden ratio, it is one of the composer’s most well-known works.

L'Auditori de Barcelona will continue its live performances online viaL’Auditori Digital, with a following of more than2,000 subscribers already, and will re-open its doors to the general public on 4 December and to schools, from 1 December.

In-person events will resume on 1 December with the productions for schools >Ma, me, mi Mozart! and The OBC dances Ravel from the L’Auditori Educational Project and will take place, providing restrictions under the current special measures allow. Additionally, on 4 December we shall be joined by Lina & Raül Refree as part of the Sit back cycle.

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