Emanuel Ax

Apr 8

3:00 PM

Beethoven, Liszt, Bach

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Hear beloved performer Emanuel Ax, renowned for his poetic performances, in an intimate recital that includes one of Beethoven's most notable sonatas, the serene Waldstein. “Ax has an opulent tone and an unerring sense of lyricism. He makes difficult passages seem utterly normal. His performances are of a pianist at one with the music” (Chicago Tribune).

Approximate concert duration: 130 minutes including intermission


Mozart Sonata in F Major, K. 533
Liszt Three Petrarch Sonnets
Bach Partita No. 5 in G Major
Beethoven Andante favori
Beethoven Sonata in C Major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)

Chopin Nocturne in F-sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 [ENCORE]
Liszt Valse oubliée, No. 1 [ENCORE]


Pianist Emanuel Ax, a favorite at Symphony Center, likes variety when it comes to programming recitals. “The piano repertoire is so big,” he said. “There are many masterpieces by great, great composers that simply aren’t played very often. The Mozart, the Liszt and in a way, the Bach G Major Partita [which he will perform April 8] are not pieces you hear all the tim Read more at CSO Sounds & Stories


This performance is generously sponsored by the Randy L. and Melvin R. Berlin Family Fund for the Canon.