French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, whose latest disc is “The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I” on Deutsche Grammophon, discusses his approach to Bach in an interview with the site Resmusica (in French). “When I was young, my education was based in part — like most pianists — on learning many of [Bach’s] Preludes and Fugues,” he says. “But at the time, I did not have a true notion of style. Since then, my interpretation of Bach in general has changed dramatically.”

To read the complete interview, click here.

For his Symphony Center Presents Piano Series recital on Nov. 9, Aimard will perform The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I  in its entirety. For tickets, click here.

MORE: Aimard speaks with the Washington Post about his decision to take a yearlong sabbatical to study Bach.