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Ax, Emanuel

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Works: 839 works in 1,699 publications in 6 languages and 29,821 library holdings
Genres: Music  Sonatas  Piano trios  Chamber music  Concertos  Arrangements (Music)  Art music  Variations (Music)  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Conductor, Musician, Narrator, Commentator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: M412,
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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 )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 775 libraries worldwide
Piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
11 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 691 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
Immortal beloved original motion picture soundtrack by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 684 libraries worldwide
Piano sonatas nos. 29, 31, 34, 35, 49 by Joseph Haydn( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 681 libraries worldwide
Trios for piano, clarinet, & cello by Emanuel Ax( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in No Linguistic Content and Undetermined and held by 632 libraries worldwide
Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Century rolls Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 565 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 concertos by Joseph Haydn( file )
13 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 561 libraries worldwide
Trout quintet, D. 667 Arpeggione sonata, D. 821 ; "Die Forelle", D. 550 by Franz Schubert( Sound Recording )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 557 libraries worldwide
Sonata for cello & piano in C major, op. 119 by Sergey Prokofiev( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 480 libraries worldwide
Piano quartet Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Trio in G minor for violin, cello and piano, op. 8 Polonaise brillante in C major for cello and piano, op. 3 ; Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, op. 65 ; Polonaise brillante in C major for piano, op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and German and held by 459 libraries worldwide
Piano trios op. 49 & op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 447 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
Symphonic dances & suites for 2 pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Undetermined and No Linguistic Content and held by 447 libraries worldwide
Double concerto : op. 102 ; Piano quartet no. 3, op. 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Trio for piano, violin & cello, op. 65 Trio for piano, violin, & cello, op. 90 : Dumky by Antonín Dvořák( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic Content and Dutch and held by 431 libraries worldwide
The piano quartets, opp. 25, 26 & 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 424 libraries worldwide
String sextet in B-flat major, op. 18 ; Theme and variations for piano ; String sextet in G major, op. 36 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in No Linguistic Content and held by 399 libraries worldwide
 
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Ax, Emmanuel.
Emanuel Ax Amerikaans pianist
Emanuel Ax amerikanischer Pianist polnischer Herkunft
Emanuel Ax amerykański pianista żydowskiego pochodzenia
Emanuel Ax pianista statunitense
Акс Емануель
Эмануэль Акс американский пианист
עמנואל אקס
إيمانويل آكس
エマニュエル・アックス
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