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Ax, Emanuel

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Works: 822 works in 1,724 publications in 5 languages and 28,695 library holdings
Genres: Concertos  Live sound recordings  Sonatas  Music  Arrangements (Music)  Piano trios  Chamber music  Art music  Variations (Music)  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Instrumentalist, Author, Conductor, Musician, Other, Narrator, Commentator, Interviewee
Classifications: M1010, 784.262
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Piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
40 editions published between 1992 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,072 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
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 )
24 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 965 libraries worldwide
Prokofjew: Sonate C-Dur für Violoncello und Klavier, op.119 / Schostakowitsch: Sonate d-Moll für Violoncello und Klavier, op.40 / Moderato für Violoncello und Klavier, o.op
Piano concertos by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( Sound Recording )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 714 libraries worldwide
Anna Vinnitskaya has now joined Alpha Classics. Her first recording for the label is devoted to one of her repertories of choice: the concertos of Shostakovich.'When I performed the Second Piano Concerto for the first time at the age of eleven, his music seemed very optimistic to me. Only later did I understand everything else that is concealed behind the "façade" of Shostakovich's music.'[The Russian pianist reveals two facets of the composer's music on this disc by juxtaposing the First Piano Concerto in C minor op. 35, an 'insolent' composition with a kaleidoscope of atmospheres and stylistic registers (Russian Romanticism, American jazz, neoclassicism) that constantly surprise the listener, and the more traditional Concerto in F major, which radiates youthful high spirits.] A pupil of Sergey Ossipenko at the Serge Rachmaninoff Conservatory, then of the great Evgeni Koroliov at the Musikhochschule in Hamburg, Anna Vinnitskaya won the Leonard Bernstein Prize, but it was her First Prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels in 2007 that launched her career. For this recording, Anna Vinnitskaya is surrounded by partners of the front rank: the famous Kremerata Baltica, regarded as one of the most creative ensembles on today's musical scene, and the prestigious wind players of the Staatskapelle Dresden
Haydn piano sonatas nos. 29, 31, 34, 35, 49 by Joseph Haydn( Sound Recording )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 624 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 582 libraries worldwide
Century rolls ; Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Sound Recording )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 562 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 )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Piano quartet ; Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 1987 in No Linguistic Content and held by 500 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 461 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 450 libraries worldwide
Piano trios op. 49 & op. 66 by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Sound Recording )
14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 442 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
Double concerto : op. 102 ; Piano quartet no. 3, op. 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
6 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content 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 425 libraries worldwide
Cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms( file )
17 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 419 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
Ballades ; Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 35 : Funeral march by Frédéric Chopin( file )
11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
Trio for piano, violin & cello, op. 65 ; Trio for piano, violin, & cello, op. 90 : Dumky by Antonín Dvořák( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic Content and English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
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 356 libraries worldwide
Piano quartets opp. 25, 26, & 60 by Johannes Brahms( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 16 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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