Pinchas Zukerman & Emanuel Ax – Video
December 20, 2020
Pinchas Zukerman & Emanuel Ax Digital Concert Preview
Recorded December 17 – 20, 2020, at the Meyerson Symphony Center
Relive the DSO’s celebration of Beethovenâ€™s 250th birthday with Pinchas Zukerman and Emanuel Ax.
Recorded live at the Meyerson Symphony Center December 17 – 20, 2020 as part of the NEXT STAGE Digital Concert Series.
Once purchased, you will receive a link to the concert stream via email that will be available until May 31, 2021.
Pinchas Zukerman conducts
Emanuel Ax piano
Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D Major
Longtime friends and legendary artists Pinchas Zukerman and Emanuel Ax join the DSO to celebrate Beethovenâ€™s 250th. Beethoven was only 25 years of age when he composed his triumphant, robust C Major piano concerto, which he premiered as the soloist in Vienna on December 18th, 1895. Also Mozartean in flavor and composed a mere seven years later, Beethovenâ€™s lyrical second symphony broke the barriers between the Classical and Romantic periods, resulting in such a box office hit that ticket prices were tripled.
â€śThe Beethoven was downright jolly â€¦ with the dramatic dynamic contrasts emerging in a bravura performance. Ax produced daring, athletic interval leaps and brought out the innate humor of the score.â€ťSeattle Times