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Emanuel Ax

October 8, 2013

A First For Emanuel Ax

There's not much pianist Emanuel Ax hasn't done: won Grammy Awards, check; Avery Fisher Prize, check; soloed more than 100 times with the New York Philharmonic, check. But there's a first for everything. We'll hear Ax perform J.S. Bach's Keyboard No. 1 for the first time with Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic. Plus, a thrilling performance of Antonin Dvorak's 7th Symphony led by Nikolaj Znaider in Paris, France. On Tuesday's Performance Today, from APM.

Today's Playlist

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hour 1

  • Frederic Chopin
    Two Mazurkas: Op. 6, No. 2 in C-sharp; Op. 24 No. 2 in C Major
    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Chopin: Scherzos, Mazurkas
    Sony 44544
  • Claude Debussy
    Danse sacree et danse profane
    Bridget Kibbey, harp; Erin Keefe, violin; Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Paul Neubauer, viola; Dane Johansen, cello; Scott Pingel, bass
    Music@Menlo Festival, The Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, CA
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
    Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
    Emanuel Ax, piano; New York Philharmonic; Alan Gilbert, conductor
    Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City, NY
  • Peter Tchaikovsky
    Symphony No. 5 in e minor, Op. 64 4. Finale: Andante maestoso - Allegro vivo
    Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor
    Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, NY

hour 2

  • Dmitri Shostakovich
    Polka (The Golden Age - L'Age d'or, Op. 22)
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Paavo Jarvi, conductor
    Russian Dances and Ballets
    Virgin 45609
  • Alexander Borodin
    Polovtsian Dances, Prince Igor, Dance I
    Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France; Paavo Jarvi, conductor
    Russian Dances and Ballets
    Virgin 45609
  • John Playford
    The English Dancing Master
    Les Ambassadeurs: Anne Freitag, flute; Zefira Valova, violin; Domtille Gilon, violin; Matthieu Lusson, viola da gamba; Matthieu Boutineau, harpsichord; Matthias Spaeter, lute; Alexis Kossenko, flute;
    Witold Lutoslawski Polish Radio Concert Studio, Warsaw, Poland
  • Astor Piazzolla
    Ancia Saxophone Quartet: Mathew Sintchak, soprano saxophone; Joan Hutton, alto saxophone; David Milne, tenor saxophone; Angela Wyatt, baritone saxophone
    Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
  • Antonin Dvorak
    Symphony No. 7 in d minor, Op. 70, B. 141, 2. Poco Adagio, 3. Scherzo, 4. Final
    Radio France Philharmonic Orchestra; Nikolaj Znaider, conductor
    Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
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