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