Legendary pianist Emanuel Ax releases his solo recital album Variations, featuring the artist's
premiere recordings of pieces from Haydn, Beethoven and Schumann.
From a string of early career successes in the 1970s, Emanuel Ax has emerged as one of the most
versatile, brilliant, and universally respected pianists on the international concert scene. As a soloist,
Ax has demonstrated a particular affinity for the Romantics, nonetheless, his repertoire is among the
most diverse of any pianist today. He is also a particular champion of contemporary music, and has
played and commissioned works from such composers as Joseph Schwantner, John Adams, and
Christopher Rouse. Ax is considered by players and audiences alike to be a chamber musician par
excellence and his frequent partners include Isaac Stern, Jaime Laredo and Richard Stolzman. His
regular collaborations with cellist Yo-Yo Ma have earned Ax three of his seven Grammy® Awards.