Emanuel Ax, piano

Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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About This Performance

Polish by birth and a victor of the Chopin Competition, Emanuel Ax was bound to have a close relationship with Chopin. But it is the sheer quality of his playing that makes him renowned as a Chopin performer. In his Chopin recordings Gramophone has said Ax’s playing “conjured period performances unlikely to be outshone for their imagination and poetry” and “his recordings are of a superlative distinction and show all the relaxed fluency and tonal elegance of a master pianist.”

All-Chopin Recital
Two Nocturnes, Op. 55
Polonaise Fantaisie in A-flat Major, Op. 61
Three Mazurkas, Op. 56
Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60
Nocturne in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
Scherzo in E Major, Op. 54

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The Artist(s)

Emanuel Ax, piano
Born in modern day Lvov, Poland, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. His studies at the Juilliard School were supported by the sponsorship of the Epstein Scholarship Program of the Boys Clubs of America, and he subsequently won the Young Concert Artists Award. Additionally, he attended Columbia University where he majored in French.… Read More


Emanuel Ax Solo Piano Recital
Emanuel Ax | Schubert: Impromptu Op. 142, No. 2