October 23, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
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Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. He is a winner of the Young Concert Artist Award, Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Michaels Award and the Avery Fisher Prize.
Always a committed exponent of contemporary composers, with works written for him by John Adams, Christopher Rouse, Krzysztof Penderecki, Bright Sheng, and Melinda Wagner already in his repertoire, most recently he has added HK Gruber’s Piano Concerto and Samuel Adams’ “Impromptus”.
A frequent and committed partner for chamber music, he has worked regularly with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Peter Serkin, Jaime Laredo, and the late Isaac Stern. Mr. Ax resides in New York City with his wife, pianist Yoko Nozaki, with whom he has two children. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and holds honorary doctorates of music from Yale and Columbia Universities.
The Rhapsodies, Op.79 BRAHMS (1833-1897)
No. 1 in B minor, Agitato
No. 2 in G minor, Molto passionate, ma non troppo allegro
Piano Figures G. BENJAMIN (1960- )
Fantasiestücke, Op.12 SCHUMANN (1810 – 1856)
n der Nacht
Ende vom Lied
Valses nobles et sentimentales RAVEL (1875 – 1937)
Modéré – très franc
Assez lent – avec une expression intense
Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
Nocturne in B Major, Op.62, No.1 CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
Mazurkas, Op. 50 CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
No. 1 in G major
No. 2 in A-fl at major
No. 3 in C-sharp minor
Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat
Major, Op.22 CHOPIN (1810 – 1849)
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