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In Focus: Episode 3, Ax Plays Haydn


IN FOCUS:  Broadcast Episode 3
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano

Music Overview

HAYDN - Piano Concerto in D major
BARTÓK - Divertimento for Strings

One of the most beloved concert pianists on the stage today, Emanuel Ax returns to perform a charming concerto by Haydn.  This delightful work is paired with a mesmerizingly soulful piece by Béla Bartók from a century and a half later.  The Divertimento's three movements unfold as a marvelous mixing together of Modern and Romantic, tinged with Hungarian sensibilities — blending chamber-like intimacy with orchestral strength, caustic bite with yearning restraint, lyricism with argumentative thrust.

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Premiering in October 2020, The Cleveland Orchestra's In Focus series is a new @Home broadcast presentation recorded in high definition audio and video, combining Cleveland Orchestra performances together with a backstage look at the Orchestra's musicians and music-making.  Each one-hour episode is recorded live at Severance Hall and will be available to view exclusively through The Cleveland Orchestra’s new digital streaming service, Adella.  More details about In Focus and Adella can be read here.

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