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Emanuel Ax - Piano

“Marvellously articulate and totally unfussy. Nothing is done for effect or to draw attention to the player rather than to what he is playing”, so said The Guardian of eminent pianist Emanuel Ax’s playing. The legendary pianist, whose recordings with cellist Yo-Yo Ma of the Beethoven and Brahms Sonatas for cello and piano have earned Ax a series of Grammy® Awards, will perform a programme of early works by Beethoven as part of the NCH ‘Beethoven: Before and After’ strand.

Composed in 1794/5, Beethoven dedicated his three sonatas Op. 2 to his teacher Joseph Haydn, though master and pupil had had a contentious relationship, to say the least. That Beethoven was heading in new directions is already clear from the more intensive emotional content of these works and in their technical demands on the performer. This recital also offers a unique opportunity to hear Beethoven’s popular Für Elise and the rarely heard Variations on Rule Britannia in D major, making it an ideal opportunity to witness the emergence of Beethoven as the composer considered to be one of the greatest of all time.

Presented by NCH
Media Partner The Irish Times

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Event Dates:

  • Mon, 20 April 2020 20:00 - 22:00

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