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Classical Music

The sound of new doors opening

A daring French pianist is fluent in the musical languages of his time

Pierre-Laurent Aimard approaches programs of tremendous difficulty with unflappable poise and physical control. Pierre-Laurent Aimard approaches programs of tremendous difficulty with unflappable poise and physical control. (MICHEL SETBOUN/GETTY IMAGES FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE)
By Jeremy Eichler
Globe Staff / March 25, 2007

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NEW YORK -- One Monday evening this past winter, the French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard was on a stage at Carnegie Hall, performing a solo recital of formal elegance and breathtaking virtuosity, when he paused to inform the audience of one small change to the program. It was, you see, Elliott Carter's 98th birthday, and he felt the evening would be ... (Full article: 2108 words)

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