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Ax, Emanuel

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Works: 870 works in 1,381 publications in 6 languages and 19,532 library holdings
Genres: Music  Piano trios 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Commentator, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: M412, 785
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Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Century rolls Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 581 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
Immortal beloved original motion picture soundtrack by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 437 libraries worldwide
Trios for piano, clarinet, & cello by Emanuel Ax( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in No Linguistic Content and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Double concerto op. 102 ; Piano quartet no. 3, op. 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Piano trios op. 49 & op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 2010 in No Linguistic Content and held by 395 libraries worldwide
An incredible classical music collaboration occurred to commemorate the 2009 Mendelssohn bicentennial. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, pianist Emanuel Ax, and violinist Itzhak Perlman, all virtuosos, came together for the first time and recorded the Mendelssohn Piano Trios
Trout quintet, D. 667 Arpeggione sonata, D. 821 ; "Die Forelle", D. 550 by Franz Schubert( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in German and No Linguistic Content and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Sonata for cello & piano in E minor, op. 38 ; Sonata for cello & piano in F major, op. 99 ; Sonata for violin (cello) & piano in D minor, op. 108 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 345 libraries worldwide
The piano quartets, opp. 25, 26 & 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1990 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 343 libraries worldwide
Trio for piano, violin & cello, op. 65 Trio for piano, violin, & cello, op. 90 : Dumky by Antonín Dvořák( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 342 libraries worldwide
Quartet for piano, violin, viola & cello, no. 1 in C minor, op. 15 Quartet for piano, violin, viola & cello, no. 2 in G minor, op. 45 by Gabriel Fauré( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1992 in No Linguistic Content and German and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Piano quartet Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Sonatas for cello and piano by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Sonata for cello & piano in C major, op. 119 by Sergey Prokofiev( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Sonatas nos. 33, 38, 58 & 60 by Joseph Haydn( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1989 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 278 libraries worldwide
Piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 276 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
Trio no. 2 for violin, cello & piano, op. 67 Sonata for cello & piano, op. 40 by Dmitriĭ Dmitrievich Shostakovich( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Symphonic dances & suites for 2 pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2001 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 271 libraries worldwide
The sonatas for piano & cello by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and held by 269 libraries worldwide
 
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