To critics, he’s the embodiment of “mastery coupled with humanity”. Emanuel Ax is one of the supreme musicians of our time, utterly devoted to the inner truth of everything he plays. His Saffron Hall debut is a major event, and his programme, typically, is a musical journey of discovery from the understated poetry of George Benjamin to the high romance of Chopin.
Brahms Two Rhapsodies Op.79
George Benjamin Piano Figures
Schumann Fantasiestücke Op.12
Ravel Valses nobles et sentimentales
Chopin Nocturne No. 17 in B major Op. 62 No. 1
Chopin Mazurkas Op.50
Chopin Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante Op.22