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A Century of Piano

Not one, not two, but three hours of piano music last night at the Snape Maltings! Brilliant (if exhausting) recital by Aldeburgh Festival artistic director Pierre Aimard. From tonal to serial to tonal to atonal to Cage (the 4 minutes and 33 seconds piece), to reductionist, and an entire survey of new polyphonic music (i.e., layers of sound, as opposed to the Baroque idea of polyphony).