Koret Recital Series
Emanuel Ax, piano
SCHUBERT Four Impromptus, D. 935 (Op. posth. 142)
CHOPIN Four Impromptus
SCHUBERT Piano Piece No. 2 in E-flat Major, D. 946
CHOPIN Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
Sony Classical exclusive recording artist, Emanuel Ax is a pianist of exceptional faculty both in technique and musical feel. The San Francisco Chronicle puts it well, stating, “One of Ax’s great strengths as a performer, in fact, is his ability to blend tenderness and muscle in a single amalgam.”
The internationally acclaimed—and beloved—pianist returns to Berkeley for an exquisite program of Schubert and Chopin. "His greatness, his overwhelming authority as musician, technician and probing intellect emerges quickly as he plays. Within minutes, we are totally captured by his intensity and pianistic achievement" (Los Angeles Times).