Manny Ax in LA 3/30/10

April 5, 2010

Of course everybody knows how great Manny Ax is!! He is one of my favorite pianists, and he never disappoints us in any genre of music. He was in LA to play a recital, concerto, and chamber music, and I had a chance to hear his chamber music, a celebrated Schumann piano quintet.  He performed with the members of LA Phil, and he was just amazing. He is known to be a great chamber musician, and yes, he is! He plays with wonderful energy, dynamics, and expression, but never gets in the group. His playing is always transparent. He knows this piece so well that he did not need the music in many sections. So the page turner was turning pages while he was looking down the keyboard! I look forward to hearing him in near future.

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