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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...
  • Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham among notable artists for 2013-2014 Shriver Hall Concert Series

    Emanuel Ax, Gil Shaham among notable artists for 2013-2014 Shriver Hall Concert Series
    The Shriver Hall Concert Series has another lineup of notable classical artists in store for the 2013-14 season. Mischa Maisky, said to be the only cellist who studied with two legendary cellists, Piatigorsky and Rostropovich, will open the season...
  • BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama

    BSO review: A mix of high spirits, high drama
    The penultimate program of the Baltimore Symphony's season balances feel-good orchestral pieces by Osvaldo Golijov and Benjamin Britten against a piano concerto by Johannes Brahms packed with darkly emotional drama. It makes for an engrossing combination....
  • American String Quartet plays Candlelight concert

    American String Quartet plays Candlelight concert
    In classical music terms, one quartet plus one quartet equals an octet. You can hear that mathematical formula for yourself when the American String Quartet is joined by the Ariel String Quartet for a Candlelight Concert Society program on Saturday, Jan....
  • Taking an Ax to a Brahms piano concerto

    Taking an Ax to a Brahms piano concerto
    Some musicians develop firm ideas about how to play a particular piece and stick to them no matter what. Others keep their options wide open. Emanuel Ax is one of the latter, which helps explain why this Polish-born pianist has been a major force in the...
  • Emanuel Ax's Brahms Project concludes climactically

    Emanuel Ax's Brahms Project concludes climactically
    A large audience turned up at Walt Disney Concert Hall Thursday night to hear Emanuel Ax perform Brahms' big Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. That is hardly surprising. Ax is a popular, amiable pianist. Brahms is a popular, amenable...
  • Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax

    Music review: A brilliant Brahms duo of Yo-Yo Ma and Emmanuel Ax
    Brahms and Tchaikovsky made an effort to be civil to each other when the German and Russian composers met, and that was impressive. In an infamous review, Edward Hanslick, the most powerful critic in 19th century Vienna and Brahms' mouthpiece,...
  • Review: Von Otter, Ax launch Brahms series on a high artistic note

     Review: Von Otter, Ax launch Brahms series on a high artistic note
    Given that the music of Johannes Brahms is so inescapably a part of every concert season in Chicago, an observer might wonder why Symphony Center would want to devote a special series to the German Romantic master. Pianist Emanuel Ax has just the answer,...
  • Review: Long Beach Opera's 'King Gesar' channels a legend

     Review: Long Beach Opera's 'King Gesar' channels a legend
    In the world of postmodern opera production, setting "Carmen" on a cruise ship or "La Bohème" on a submarine is no longer considered eccentric. Stage directors are paid to come up with concepts. And so for his Long Beach Opera production of Peter...
  • 'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'

    'Two Boys' composer Nico Muhly digs online hoaxes, 'Law & Order: SVU'
    NEW YORK — If classical music composer Nico Muhly had his way, his occupation would to the average person seem about as exotic as being a plumber. "I want it to feel the same relationship you'd have with your local butcher or neighborhood...
  • Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes

    Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes
    Channeling Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, P.D.Q. Bach and other musicians-cum-comics, conservatory-trained violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo like to say that they don't make fun of classical music but rather that they have fun with classical...
  • Review: Emanuel Ax's 'Brahms Project' in good hands

    Review: Emanuel Ax's 'Brahms Project' in good hands
    When you see "Project" following the name of a classical composer or composition, something modern this way likely comes. Thus, the "Brahms Project" that pianist Emanuel Ax launched with the Los Angeles Philharmonic over the weekend at Walt Disney Concert...