Mozart often wrote to his family that certain variations or sections of pieces were so successful that they had to be encored immediately, even without waiting for the entire piece to end.
Sometimes I wish that applause would come just a bit later, when it is so beautifully hushed that I feel like holding my breath in the silence of the end.
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|Birth:||8th June, 1949|
Emanuel Ax was born in Lviv, Ukraine. He is a Grammy-winning American classical pianist. He is an internationally acclaimed performer, and a teacher on the faculty of the Juilliard School. In 1970 he received his B.A. in French at Columbia University. In 1973 he won the Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In 1979 he was awarded the coveted Avery Fisher Prize, which led to a recording contract with RCA Victor. He has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987. He has received Grammy awards for the second and third volumes of his cycle of Haydn's piano sonatas.
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