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Ax, Emanuel

Overview
Works: 900 works in 1,874 publications in 5 languages and 35,690 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Arrangements (Music)  Sonatas  Concertos  Vocalises  Live sound recordings  Music  Orchestral music  Art music  Motion picture music 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Conductor, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: M412, 787.4183
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Publications about Emanuel Ax
Publications by Emanuel Ax
Most widely held works by Emanuel Ax
The piano quartets, opp. 25, 26 & 60 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( file )
57 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,997 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( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Haydn 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 711 libraries worldwide
Symphonic dances & suites for 2 pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff( file )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Undetermined and No Linguistic Content and held by 707 libraries worldwide
Immortal beloved : original motion picture soundtrack by Ludwig van Beethoven( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 697 libraries worldwide
Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Sound Recording )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 638 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 595 libraries worldwide
Century rolls ; Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Sound Recording )
10 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 538 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
Sonata for cello & piano in C major, op. 119 by Sergey Prokofiev( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Piano quartet ; Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and held by 512 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 504 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 )
5 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic Content and Dutch and held by 474 libraries worldwide
Trios for piano, clarinet, & cello by Emanuel Ax( Sound Recording )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms( file )
18 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 457 libraries worldwide
World-renowned cellist Li-Wei Qin navigates the Beethoven Cello Sonatas with marvelous technique and displays a sensitive tone that defines his charisma. He becomes the first Chinese cellist to record the complete sonatas under a major label since Yo-Yo Ma. Li-Wei Qin has established a formidable reputation on the international concert scene as a cellist of intense musicality and virtuoso prowess. Born in Shanghai, Li-Wei moved to Australia at the age of 13. In 2002 he received the Young Australian of the Year Award. His recordings for ABC Classics have been highly acclaimed as have his performances with all the major Australian orchestras as well as internationally, where he has also appeared at the BBC Proms. His latest recording, that of the five magnificent Cello Sonatas of Beethoven, staple repertoire for any great cellist, appears on Decca, with pianist Albert Tiu
Double concerto : op. 102 ; Piano quartet no. 3, op. 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
8 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 439 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 439 libraries worldwide
Piano trios op 49 & op 66 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2010 in 3 languages and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Händel, op. 24 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 1992 in 4 languages and held by 5 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 músic estatunidenc
Emanuel Ax musicien américain
Emanuel Ax músico estadounidense
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Emanuel Ax yhdysvaltalainen muusikko
Акс Емануель
Эмануэль Акс американский пианист
עמנואל אקס
עמנואל אקס מוזיקאי אמריקאי
إيمانويل آكس
إيمانويل آكس موسيقي أمريكي
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