Emanuel Ax, Piano

Emanuel Ax, Piano

GRAMMY® Award-winning pianist Emanuel Ax returns to the Lied Center for the first time since 2012, performing a program of Bach, Schoenberg, Schumann, Ravel and Chopin. One of the world’s most virtuosic pianists, Ax gives performances that have been called “poetic and full of illuminating touches” by The New York Times.

Sponsors: Piano Circle

Lied Center Main Stage


Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825. 
  Menuet I
  Menuet II

Six Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19
  Leicht, zart
  Sehr langsame
  Rasch, aber leicht
  Etwas rasch
  Sehr langsam

Fantasiestücke, Op.12
  Des Abends
  In der Nacht
  Traumes Wirren
  Ende vom Lied


Valses nobles et sentimentales
  Modéré – très franc
  Assez lent – avec une expression intense
  Assez animé
  Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
  Moins vif
  Épilogue: lent

Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op.22

Three Mazurkas


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