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Ax, Emanuel

Overview
Works: 950 works in 1,962 publications in 7 languages and 36,346 library holdings
Genres: Chamber music  Sonatas  Arrangements (Music)  Concertos  Vocalises  Orchestral music  Songs and music  Motion picture music  Piano trios  Polonaises (Music) 
Roles: Instrumentalist, Performer, Author, Conductor, Other, Musician, Interviewee, Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: M231, 787.4
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Most widely held works by Emanuel Ax
Piano quartets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart( )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,269 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

22 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Yo-Yo by Yo-Yo Ma( Recording )

9 editions published in 2001 in 4 languages and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Symphonic dances & suites for 2 pianos by Sergei Rachmaninoff( )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in Undetermined and No Linguistic content and held by 722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano sonatas nos. 32, 47, 53 & 59 by Joseph Haydn( Recording )

14 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 4 languages and held by 717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immortal beloved : original motion picture soundtrack by Ludwig van Beethoven( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 703 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano concertos by Joseph Haydn( )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phantasmagoria by John Corigliano( Recording )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trout quintet, D. 667 ; Arpeggione sonata, D. 821 ; "Die Forelle", D. 550 by Franz Schubert( Recording )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Century rolls ; Lollapalooza ; Slonimsky's earbox by John Adams( Recording )

11 editions published in 2000 in 3 languages and held by 530 WorldCat member 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
Sonata for cello & piano in C major, op. 119 by Sergey Prokofiev( Recording )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piano quartet ; Piano quintet by Robert Schumann( Recording )

4 editions published in 1987 and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trio in G minor for violin, cello and piano, op. 8 ; Polonaise brillante in C major for cello and piano, op. 3 ; Sonata in G minor for cello and piano, op. 65 ; Polonaise brillante in C major for piano, op. 3 by Frédéric Chopin( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in No Linguistic content and German and held by 515 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

6 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and Dutch and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cello sonatas by Johannes Brahms( )

14 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Innehåller även: Waldesruhe : op 68 no 5 / Antonín Dvorák. Ballade in D minor op 3 no 1 ; Serenade in A major op 3 no 2 / Josef Suk
Trios for piano, clarinet, & cello by Emanuel Ax( Recording )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 456 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Recording )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 434 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

8 editions published in 1988 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ballades ; Sonata no. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 35 : Funeral march by Frédéric Chopin( )

11 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Акс Емануель

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