© 2022 WRTI
Your Classical and Jazz Source
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

"Manny" Ax: A Man For All Eras

EmanuelAx650px.jpg
Maurice Jerry Beznos
/
Pianist Emanuel Ax

Pianist Emanuel Ax, or "Manny" as likes to be called, is one of the music world's most beloved and respected classical musicians, and has been a longtime advocate for contemporary music, while retaining his love for the great works of the past.

This Sunday, February 22 at 1 pm, on The Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear him perform in two separate works - from the standard repertoire: Richard Stauss' Burleske for piano and orchestra and from the late-19th century, and Bach's Piano Concerto in D minor from the 1730s.  

Ax says that playing two such different pieces in one performance requires little change in his emotional or mental state.

http://youtu.be/HEAD6vGOFeM