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Emanuel Ax closes Shriver Hall season with brilliant Brahms-centric program
Emanuel Ax closes Shriver Hall season with brilliant Brahms-centric program

Some pianists become narrower -- in terms of repertoire, that is -- as they grow older. They stick contentedly with, say, a Mozart-Beethoven-Schubert diet, or maybe just big helpings of Rachmaninoff and Liszt. More disturbingly, some young keyboard players restrict themselves to a few composers or eras early on. By contrast, Emanuel Ax, whose career has been going strong for four decades, just keeps getting more open and inquisitive. This pianist's comfort zone doesn't seem to have any boundaries at all. He brought examples of that adventurous spirit with him to Baltimore Sunday evening for a season-closing recital presented by Shriver Hall Concert Series. The program, which he...

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