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Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me! NPR feature “Not My Job: Pianist Emanuel Ax Takes A Quiz On Axe Body Spray”

Last week of August NPR’s “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!” cast & crew along with their host PETER SAGAL were recording at Tanglewood — the outdoor music venue in the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts — and they thought it would be a good time to talk with classical pianist Emanuel Ax, who has won seven Grammy awards and recorded with the world’s greatest orchestras.

They’ve invited Mr. Ax to play a game called “You make men irresistible to women!” Three questions about Axe body spray.

Listen to the entire segment & see the transcript here

Emanuel Ax: Variations – New Sony Classical Release

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    March 30, 2017

    Paris, France

    Concert, Philharmonie de Paris, PARIS

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22, K482

    Other Performers: Orchestre de Paris
    Conductor: Dohnanyi

    April 6, 2017

    Munich, Bavaria

    Concert, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, MUNICH

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482

    Other Performers: Bayerishcher Rundfunk
    Conductor: Mariss Jansons

    April 9, 2017

    Lucerne, Switzerland

    Concert, Kultur- und Kongresszentrum, LUCERNE

    Programme: MOZART Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat, K482

    Other Performers: Bayerishcher Rundfunk
    Conductor: Mariss Jansons

    April 15, 2017

    Portland, ME

    Portland Ovations

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

     

    April 17, 2017

    Rochester, NY

    Eastman School of Music

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    April 19, 2017

    Philadelphia, PA

    Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    April 22, 2017

    New York, NY

    Carnegie Hall

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

    May 3, 2017

    Evanston, IL

    North Western University

    Programme: FRANZ SCHUBERT Four Impromptus Op 142 • D 935 (1827)
    SAMUEL ADAMS Impromptus (2015-16)

    1) Schubert – No 1 in F minor
    2) Adams – “10.17.2017”
    3) Schubert – No 2 in Ab major
    4) Adams – after Franz Schubert
    5) Schubert – No 3 in Bb major
    6) Adams – after my very young life
    7) Schubert – No 4 in F minor

    Samuel Adams’ ‘Impromptus’ has been commissioned by Music Accord, the North American consortium of classical music presenting organizations.

    – Interval –

    CHOPIN Impromptu in A flat, Op 29
    CHOPIN Impromptu in F sharp Op 36
    CHOPIN Sonata in B minor Op 58

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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4
Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos
Haydn: Piano Sonatas
Liszt: Piano Sonata in B Minor
Mendelssohn: Piano Trios
Strauss: Enoch Arden

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Extract from masterclass given by Emanuel Ax on Beethoven Piano Sonatas and Variations. The student is Nicolas Van Poucke. The full masterclass is available on DVD from www.masterclassfoundation.org

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