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Emanuel Ax gives thrilling performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto on Performance Today

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Pianist Emanuel Ax has won seven Grammy Awards, an Avery Fisher Prize, and he's soloed with the New York Philharmonic more than a hundred times. On Tuesday's Performance Today, Emanuel Ax gives a thrilling performance of Beethoven's last piano concerto, the Emperor Concerto.

Hour 1

Felix Mendelssohn

: String Quintet in B-flat Major: Movement 2

Ian Swensen, violin; Jorja Fleezanis, violin; Cynthia Phelps, viola; Geraldine Walther, viola; David Finckel, cello

Music@Menlo Live

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Johannes Brahms

: Clarinet Trio, Op. 114

Slavko Popovic, clarinet; Richard Narroway, cello; Weiyin Chen, piano

Lake George Music Festival, Sacred Heart Church, Lake George, NY

Felix Mendelssohn

: Overture to a Midsummer Night's Dream

Oregon Symphony; Carlos Kalmar, conductor

Oregon Symphony, Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR

Lalo Schifrin

: Malambo de Los Llanos

Viva Tango: Cho-Liang Lin, violin; David Shifrin, clarinet; Alex Brown, piano; Hector Del Curto, bandoneon; Pablo Aslan, bass; Satoshi Takeishi, percussion

Rockport Music, Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

Hour 2

Leonard Bernstein

: Serenade (after Plato's "Symposium"): Movement 2

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin; London Symphony Orchestra; Keith Lockhart, conductor

Serenade: The Love Album

E One 7792

: Miniatures for Two Violins and Viola, Op. 75a

Sandy Yamamoto, violin; Karen Kim, violin; Maurycy Banaszek, viola

Skaneateles Festival, First Presbyterian Church, Skaneateles, NY

Antonin Dvorak

Leonard Bernstein (arr. Kenji Bunch)

: West Side Story Medley

Intersection: John Novacek, piano; Laura Frautschi, violin; Christine Lamprea, cello

Tuesday Musical Club, Laurel Heights United Methodist Church, San Antonio, TX

Ludwig van Beethoven

: Piano Concerto No. 5 'Emperor': Movements 2 & 3

Emanuel Ax, piano; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Louis Langree, conductor

 

Taft Theatre, Cincinnati, OH