Mo. 24. June '24 20:00 Uhr
Mülheim an der Ruhr Stadthalle Mülheim

Emanuel Ax



€ 55 | 50 | 45 | 35 | 25

Arcadi Volodos auf dem Klavierfestival Ruhr 2020

Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 8 in C minor op. 13 ‘Pathétique’ | Sonata No. 2 in A major op. 2/2 | Six Variations in F major op. 34 | Sonata No. 23 in F minor op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
Arnold Schönberg Three Piano Pieces op. 11
Anton von Webern Variations op. 27

Among the great pianists of our time, Emanuel Ax is one who stands out not so much for virtuosic displays but for an elegant and warm rhetorical nobility.

Behind the smooth eloquence of his playing, there always resides a wistful and melancholic tone, sometimes even something fragile, delicate, wounded. One might say that the soul sings through his playing. It is the finesse of musical communication that shines through, not mere keyboard thunder. In short, Emanuel Ax could rightfully be described as a gentleman at the piano. As such, he early on engaged with the works of the classical repertoire, with Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven. What is particularly striking is the dynamic range of his interpretations, a remarkable transparency, and coherence of expression. Ax would never burst the given framework of a piece or seek momentary effects; rather, he discovers the peculiarities and characteristics within the music and seeks what holds this innermost together. In short, it is the essence that interests him, that inner brilliance of which the poet Rilke speaks.

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Stadthalle Mülheim

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Emanuel Ax

Born to Polish parents in what is today Lviv, Ukraine, Emanuel Ax moved to Winnipeg, Canada, with his family when he was a young boy. Mr. Ax made his New York debut in the Young Concert Artists Series, and in 1974 won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. In 1975 he won the Michaels Award of Young Concert Artists, followed four years later by the Avery Fisher Prize.



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