For those of you who are in New York City this week, here’s a delightful concert that will take place at Carnegie Hall:
• Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 8:00 PM
• Carnegie Hall; Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
In 2010, Grammy-winning pianist Emanuel Ax delighted Carnegie Hall audiences with a series of concerts that celebrated the 200th birthdays of Chopin and Schumann. This year, he returns with a program that features another Schumann jewel, the Symphonic Etudes, and works by Copland, Haydn, and Beethoven.
- Emanuel Ax, Piano
- Piano Variations
- Variations in F Minor, Hob. XVII:6
- Fifteen Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-flat Major, “Eroica Variations,” Op. 35
- Études en forme de variations, Op. 13 (with posthumous etudes)
Born in Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Canada with his family when he was a young boy. He studied at The Juilliard School and Columbia University. Mr. Ax captured the public’s attention in 1974 when he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975, he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the coveted Avery Fisher Prize.
Here is an extract from a masterclass given by Emanuel Ax on Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Variations. The student is Nicolas Van Poucke.
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