First DACAMERA appearance!
Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18; Blumenstück in D-flat Major, Op. 19
Schubert: Piano Sonata in A Major, D. 664
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat Major, D. 960
One of the most revered pianists of his generation makes his highly-anticipated first DACAMERA appearance. Hear this undisputed master perform Schumann’s enduringly popular Arabeske, alongside its companion piece, Blumenstück, and two of Schubert’s most loved sonatas, the lyrical A Major and his transcendent final sonata. Seven-time Grammy Award winner Emanuel Ax’s performances are “never less than spellbinding” (The New York Times).
“His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement.” — Los Angeles Times
“Mr Ax…played with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination, delicacy when called for and thundering power when the piano fought back.” — The New York Times