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, Schuman, 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

Location: 
Lied Center Main Stage

Program

Bach
Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825. 
  Praeludium
  Allemande
  Courante
  Sarabande
  Menuet I
  Menuet II
  Gigue

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

Schuman
Fantasiestücke, Op.12
  Des Abends
  Aufschwung
  Warum?
  Grillen
  In der Nacht
  Fabel
  Traumes Wirren
  Ende vom Lied

INTERMISSION

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

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

Chopin
Three Mazurkas

 

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