Pianist Emanuel Ax’s performances are a satisfying blend of tenderness and muscle, dramatic timing and melting sound all in a quest for the dramatic center of the music. Ax is a marvel.
Johannes Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Opus 79
George Benjamin Piano Figures
Robert Schumann Fantasiestücke, Opus 12
Maurice Ravel Valses Nobles et Sentimentales
Frédéric Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Opus 62, no. 1
Frédéric Chopin Mazurkas, Opus 50
Frédéric Chopin Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise Brillante, Opus 22
Runtime: Approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes with intermission.