Performance Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 8 PM

Emanuel Ax, Piano

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Daring invention, profound emotion, sizzling virtuosity, and flowing lyricism are all key elements in this program that spans Bach to Liszt. Emanuel Ax is “an extremely satisfying pianist; he is at home in a wide variety of music, and his pianism is always thoughtful, lyrical, lustrous” (The Washington Post). Mozart’s drama, Liszt’s poetry, Bach’s precision, and Beethoven’s brio are showcased by one of the great pianists of our day.


  • Emanuel Ax, Piano


  • MOZART Piano Sonata in F Major, K. 533/K. 494
  • LISZT Sonetti di Petrarca
  • LISZT Vallée d'Obermann from Années de pèlerinage, première année: Suisse
  • BACH Partita No. 5 in G Major, BWV 829
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53, "Waldstein"
This performance is part of Keyboard Virtuosos II.