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Contemporary music shines at Teatro Colon compliments of Pierre-Laurent Aimard / Buenos Aires Herald

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In recent weeks an important panorama of contemporary music was presented at the Colón. During a week, the CETC (Centre for Experimentation) offered an integral of the Iannis Xenakis Quartets, a retrospective on Francisco Kröpfl's production and an integral of Marta Lambertini's chamber music on literary texts. And to crown it all, the start of the Colón Contemporáneo in the Main Hall gave us the complete Piano Études by György Ligeti played by its foremost interpreter, Pierre-Laurent Aimard.

But more restricted integrals such as these are certainly possible and useful even for veterans among the audience. I will give pride of place to the Ligeti/Aimard afternoon, for it probably was the most perfect symbiosis of admirable music and great playing we are going to have this year. And I was very glad to see the Colón almost full, mostly with young people.

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