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Emanuel Ax: The Complete RCA Album Collection

Beethoven / Ax
Release Date: 08/24/2018
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985485192
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin,  Ludwig van Beethoven,  Franz Schubert,  Carl Maria von Weber…
Performer:  Emanuel Ax,  Håkan Hagegård,  Richard Stoltzman,  John Dalley…
Conductor:  André Previn,  Zubin Mehta,  Eugene Ormandy,  Eduardo Mata…
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,  New York Choral Artists,  New York Philharmonic…
Number of Discs: 23
1. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 “Funeral March” by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France
2. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1975
3. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Paris, France
4. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1835
5. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France
6. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France
7. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Paris, France
8. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Paris, France
9. Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 1975
10. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Poland
11. Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Paris, France
12. Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1832; Poland
13. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Paris, France
14. Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria
15. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria
16. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
17. Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
18. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
19. Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 “Choral Fantasy” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Choral Artists,  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria
Language: German
20. Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25 by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York City
Length: 61 Minutes 19 Secs.
Language: German
21. Sonata for Arpeggione in A minor, D 821 by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria
22. Grand Duo concertante for Clarinet and Piano in E flat major, J 204/Op. 48 by Carl Maria von Weber 
Performer:  Richard Stoltzman (Clarinet), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1815-1816; Germany
23. Schwanengesang, D 957 by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  Håkan Hagegård (Baritone), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria
24. Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 “Trout” by Franz Schubert 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), John Dalley (Violin), Julius Levine (Double Bass),
David Soyer (Cello), Michael Tree (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet members
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1983
Venue:  Studio A, RCA Studios, New York City
Length: 40 Minutes 1 Secs.
25. Serenade no 13 in G major, K 525 “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Performer:  Julius Levine (Double Bass), John Dalley (Violin), David Soyer (Cello),
Michael Tree (Viola), Arnold Steinhardt (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Guarneri String Quartet
Period: Classical
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/1980
Venue:  Studio A, RCA Studios, New York City
Length: 18 Minutes 4 Secs.
26. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 26 Minutes 30 Secs.
27. Das Wandern (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 1 by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Hungary
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs.
28. Der Müller und der Bach (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 2 by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Hungary
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs.
29. Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560: no 10, Liebesbotschaft by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838-1839; Switzerland
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs.
30. Ständchen “Horch, horch!” (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 9 by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838; France
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs.
31. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs.
32. Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 6 in A minor “Theme and Variations” by Franz Liszt 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Switzerland
Date of Recording: 02/1975
Venue:  New York, New York
Length: 5 Minutes 30 Secs.
33. Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 “Eroica” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Written: 1802
34. Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a “Les Adieux” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria
35. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria
36. Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein” by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria
37. Polonaise for Piano in C major, Op. 89 by Ludwig van Beethoven 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria
38. Quintet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 44 by Robert Schumann 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York
Length: 26 Minutes 57 Secs.
39. Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 47 by Robert Schumann 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1986
Venue:  Eastman Theatre, Rochester, New York
Length: 29 Minutes 10 Secs.
40. Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1864; Austria
41. Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvorák 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland String Quartet
Period: Romantic
Written: 1887; Bohemia
42. Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908; France
43. Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; France
44. Ma mère l’oye by Maurice Ravel 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Yoko Nozaki (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: France
45. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1830; Poland
46. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eugene Ormandy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philadelphia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Poland
47. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/24/1979
48. Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Eduardo Mata
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 02/25/1979
49. Concerto for Piano no 18 in B flat major, K 456 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria
50. Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Conductor:  Pinchas Zukerman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria
51. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12 by Robert Schumann 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
52. Humoreske for Piano in B flat major, Op. 20 by Robert Schumann 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany
53. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms 
Performer:  Emanuel Ax (Piano), Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1865; Austria
Date of Recording: 1984
Length: 27 Minutes 35 Secs.
54. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms 
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello), Emanuel Ax (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Austria
Date of Recording: 1984
Length: 28 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Emanuel Ax Variations

Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann
Audio CD
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Rachmaninoff: Suites Nos. 1 & 2; Symphonic Dances for 2 Pianos

with Yefim Bronfman
Audio CD
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Beethoven Symphony No. 5 and Piano Concerto No. 4

with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony
Audio CD
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Mendelssohn Piano Trios

with Yo-Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman
Audio CD
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Brahms: Concerto No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 83 & Sonata in D Major, Op. 78

With Yo-Yo Ma, Boston Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Audio CD
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R. Strauss: Enoch Arden

with Patrick Stewart
Audio CD
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Brahms: Piano Concertos, Two Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Intermezzos, Op. 117 & Op. 119

with Boston Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Bernard Haitink, James Levine
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Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Sonata in B Minor

with The Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
Audio CD
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Chopin: Ballades & Mazurkas; Scherzos and Other Works

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NY Philharmonic

Artist-in-Residence: Emanuel Ax 2012/13.
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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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