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Emanuel Ax

Fantasies

Oct 29

Performance Dates

  • Tue Oct 29 2024 7:30 PM

Venue

Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Few pianists are as universally beloved as Emanuel Ax. In constant demand since his 1974 win at the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition, Ax has earned a reputation for top-notch performances that “seem to enfold every listener in a metaphorical embrace” (Seattle Times). Ax brings his vantage point of profound musical depth and understanding to explore the theme of fantasies in works by Schumann and Beethoven, inviting us to explore the freedom and expressiveness this form embodies. 

 

PROGRAM

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, “Quasi una fantasia” 

JOHN CORIGLIANO: Fantasia on an Ostinato 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, “Moonlight” 

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18

ROBERT SCHUMANN: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17

 

Piano Series generously underwritten by Sven & Melinda Bitners and by Sally Schaake Kincaid