Emanuel Ax, piano
May 11, 2012
Emanuel Ax is one of the great pianistic communicators of our age. He exudes a warm, uplifting optimism, even glee, in performing, and his unmistakable authority and clear sense of purpose breathe life into music making. The liquid purity of his phrases is not only a wondrous hallmark of his playing, it is a window into the soul of the music.