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Emanuel Ax

7 PM Prelude · Lecture by Kristi Brown Montesano

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Seven-time Grammy Award-winner Emanuel Ax’s performances are “never less than spellbinding” (The New York Times). A highly sought soloist and partner throughout the world, this incomparable piano virtuoso can be seen performing regularly with the finest orchestras, as well as working on special projects with classical music giants Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman.

 

“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician, and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” – Los Angeles Times 

CHOPIN
Two Nocturnes, Op. 55
Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Three Mazurkas, Op. 56
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58

 “Mr Ax…played with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination, delicacy when called for and thundering power when the piano fought back.” – The New York Times

Emanuel Ax performs Chopin’s Valse brilliante Op. 34 No. 2

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