Emanuel Ax, piano
Few American pianists are as accomplished as the masterful Emanuel Ax. Between 1986 and 1996, Ax was awarded five Grammy® Awards for Best Chamber Music Performance for his collaborations with Yo-Yo Ma, Jaime Laredo, Isaac Stern and Richard Stoltzman. Additionally, Ax has twice been recognized for his solo work, winning the Grammy® Award for Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without orchestra) in 1995 and 2004. Ax’s all-Beethoven recital focuses on widely and lesser known masterpieces of the iconic master’s large piano canon in celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth in Bonn, Germany in 1770.
Bagatelle No.25 in A minor (WoO 59, Bia 515), “Für Elise”
Piano Sonata in A major, Op.2, No.2
Six Variations on an original theme in F major, Op.34
Piano Sonata in F minor, Op.2, No.1
Five variations on “Rule, Britannia!,” WoO 79
Piano Sonata in C major, Op.2, No.3