Mon March 24, 2014
"Manny" Ax: A Man For All Eras
On this week's Philadelphia Orchestra in Concert broadcast on WRTI, we'll hear one of the music world's most beloved and respected classical musicians perform in two separate works. WRTI's Jim Cotter reports on a pianist who is equally at home in the music of today and of centuries past.
Emanuel Ax, or "Manny" as likes to be called, has been a longtime advocate for contemporary music, while retaining his love for the great works of the past. On this week's Philadelphia Orchestra In Concert broadcast, he plays works from the standard repertoire: Richard Stauss' Burleske for piano and orchestra from the late 19th century, and Bach's Piano Concerto in D minor from the 1730s.
Ax says that playing two such different pieces in one performance requires little change in his emotional or mental state.
In a concert conducted by Vladimir Jurowski, Manny Ax performs with The Philadelphia Orchestra on WRTI this Sunday, March 30 at 1 pm.