In Focus (Adella Premium) Ep. 3, Ax Plays Haydn

Event Information

  • Dates: November 12, 2020 Available On-Demand

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Emanuel Ax, piano

  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Thursday, November 12, 2020 7:00PM

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About the Music

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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Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano


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