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Ax, Emanuel

Works: 1,234 works in 2,457 publications in 6 languages and 41,164 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Sonatas  Art music  Arrangements (Music)  Concertos  Live sound recordings  Vocalises  Tangos (Music)  Suites  Songs and music 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, pf=, Author, Conductor, Other, Interviewee, Musician, Narrator, wpr, Commentator
Classifications: M231, 787.4183
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Piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a wonderful recording of two indispensable masterpieces. By adding the viola, which he loved to play, to the popular piano trio, Mozart became "the father of the piano quartet" with these very different works, the first somber and dramatic, though it ends with a sprightly finale, the second lyrical and serene. Mozart treats all the instruments as equals, but primarily alternates piano and strings, bringing them together in climactic moments. This means that the musicians must inwardly participate in the music-making during long rests to create continuity and seamless give-and-take, a subtle problem these performers solve admirably. These four superb soloists have a rapport so strong that thoughts and feelings seem to flow between them in an unbroken current. Their playing is technically impeccable; their phrasing and style are unanimous, elegant, and flexible; their tone, though each player has a different one, is beautiful and expressive; the piano sings ravishingly; Ax adds discreet, improvisatory embellishments, especially in repeats. They bring out all of Mozart's mercurial moods, the light and shadow, repose and passion, joy and sorrow. --Edith Eisler
Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

11 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms( )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller även: Waldesruhe : op 68 no 5 / Antonín Dvorák. Ballade in D minor op 3 no 1 ; Serenade in A major op 3 no 2 / Josef Suk
Symphonic dances & suites for 2 pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos by Joseph Haydn( )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean-Efflam Bavouzet's feted ongoing series devoted to Haydn's sonatas has established him as one of the world's finest interpreters of Haydn's keyboard music
Immortal beloved : original motion picture soundtrack by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Recording )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concerto no. 5 in E-flat, op. 73 : "Emperor" ; Polonaise in C, op. 89 ; Choral fantasia in C minor, op. 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven( )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2018 in German and Undetermined and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trout quintet, D. 667 ; Arpeggione sonata, D. 821 ; "Die Forelle", D. 550 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano quartet ; Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Recording )

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata for cello & piano in C major, op. 119 by Sergey Prokofiev( )

10 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Century rolls ; Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Recording )

9 editions published in 2000 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of all the so-called minimalists working today, John Adams is the only one with any good ideas left. Witness this delightful release. The key to Adams's creativity is that he isn't bound by theoretical constraints on what "minimalism" should be. Century Rolls (1995) is a commission by Emanuel Ax, and it was inspired by the composer's listening to a CD recording of an ancient player piano. Century Rolls doesn't duplicate that sound, but it is, instead, an unexpected romp across new rhythmic territory. As for Mr. Ax, he comports himself very well, particularly in the difficult first Movement, which requires deft coordination of all forces involved. The brief Lollapalooza (1995) is more recognizably minimalist but with considerable orchestral color and shifting moods. And Slominsky's Earbox (1996) is a powerfully full-orchestra-driven canter. All this is to say that the CD is one of the best releases of Adams's career, and it will appeal to a very wide audience. --Paul Cook
Piano concerto no. 2 in F minor, op. 21 ; Grand fantasia on Polish airs in A major, op. 13 ; Grand polonaise brillante, op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin( )

3 editions published in 1998 and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata no. 3, op. 5 ; 3 intermezzi, op. 117 by Johannes Brahms( )

4 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Haydn piano sonatas : nos. 29, 31, 34, 35, 49 by Joseph Haydn( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11 ; Grande valse brillante : in A minor, op. 34, no. 2 ; Variations on Là ci darem la mano : op. 2 by Frédéric Chopin( )

5 editions published in 1999 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sonata for cello & piano, op. 6 by Richard Strauss( )

11 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic content and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Aksas Emanuelis

Ax, Emmanuel

Emannuel Ax

Emanuel Ax

Emanuel Ax American musician

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Emanuel Ax ceoltóir Meiriceánach

Emanuel Ax músic estatunidenc

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Emanuel Ax muzikant amerikan

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Emanuel Ax yhdysvaltalainen muusikko

Emanuel Axe

Emmannuel Ax

Emmanuel Ax

Акс Емануель

Акс Емануель американський музикант

Эмануэль Акс американский пианист

עמנואל אקס

עמנואל אקס מוזיקאי אמריקאי

إيمانويل آكس

إيمانويل آكس موسيقي أمريكي

ایمانویل اکس

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