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Celebrity Series of Boston presents Emanuel Ax

Thursday, October 10, 2024 —  8:00 pm
Classical in The Concert Hall

Emanuel Ax always impresses with his impeccable skill at putting the music first.

The two sonatas of Beethoven’s Opus 27, rarely heard together, throw the form’s rules aside: tempo, structure, and flow are at the composer’s whim. Ax pairs the two works with Schumann’s exquisite Arabeske, and his virtuosic showpiece Fantasie in C Major, dedicated to Liszt and published to raise funds for a statue of Beethoven in Bonn. Corigliano’s Fantasia on an Ostinato reflects on an unconventional passage from Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony to create a modern-day showpiece.

Hear a master of his craft uncover unexpected connections and share moments of beauty when Emanuel Ax returns to Celebrity Series. 

Program Details:

Ludwig van Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, no. 1 “Quasi una fantasia”
John Corigliano | Fantasia on an Ostinato
Beethoven | Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27, no. 2 “Moonlight”
Robert Schumann |  Arabeske, Op. 18
Schumann | Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17


This performance is a presentation of Celebrity Series of Boston. All sales and questions should be directed to the Celebrity Series of Boston Box Office. 




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