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Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Brahms - Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos / Emanuel Ax & Yefim Bronfman album

Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman, Brahms - Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos / Emanuel Ax & Yefim Bronfman album Performer: Emanuel Ax
Title: Brahms: Music For 2 Pianos / Emanuel Ax & Yefim Bronfman
Style: Romantic
Date of release: 2005
Size MP3: 1739 mb
Size FLAC: 1718 mb
Rating: 4.7

Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman both are chamber musicians as well as solo artists, but the ensemble work here is not like that of a regular duo piano team. There are many spots throughout both the Sonata in F minor, Op. 34b, and the Haydn Variations where chords or other elements just are not together. This is not as noticeable in the Sonata's Scherzo, with all the syncopation going on, but it is in slower passages. There is also an inconsistency of control in the second movement of the Sonata

His prolific catalog of recordings includes works for two pianos by Rachmaninoff and Brahms with Emanuel Ax, the complete Prokofiev concerti with the Israel Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, a Schubert/Mozart disc with the Zukerman Chamber Players and the soundtrack to Disney's Fantasia 2000. Born in Tashkent in the Soviet Union, Yefim Bronfman immigrated to Israel with his family in 1973, where he studied with pianist Arie Vardi, head of the Rubin Academy of Music at Tel Aviv University. In the United States, he studied at The Juilliard School, Marlboro School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music, under Rudolf Firkusny, Leon Fleisher, and Rudolf Serkin. He is a 2015 recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Manhattan School of Music. Official bio for the 2018-2019 season.

Brahms: Sonata for Two Pianos; Variations on a Theme by Haydn. Emanuel Ax. Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances & Suites for 2 Pianos. Shostakovich: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, Piano Quintet.

Emanuel Ax; Yefim Bronfman. Overview (current section). Suite No. 2 for 2 Pianos, Op. 17 - Suite No.

Flawless timing and remarkable musicianship from Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, i. .Brahms was a stern critic of his own work, discarding much of his music before it ever got into the hands of his publishers or the public arena. Thankfully the two pieces on this cd escaped his severest punishment, but not before being subjected to a rework or two. This recording showcases both pieces in their versions for two pianos.

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Sonata in F Minor for Two Pianos, Op. 34b
1 I. Allegro non troppo 15:05
2 II. Andante, un poco Adagio 8:43
3 III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio 7:21
4 IV. Finale. Poco sostenuto – Allegro non troppo – Tempo I – Presto non troppo 10:24
Variations on a Theme by Haydn for Two Pianos, Op. 56b
5 Thema. Chorale St. Antoni 2:03
6 Variation 1. Andante con moto 1:19
7 Variation 2. Vivace 0:59
8 Variation 3. Con moto 1:40
9 Variation 4. Andante 2:06
10 Variation 5. Poco presto 0:54
11 Variation 6. Vivace 1:15
12 Variation 7. Grazioso 2:48
13 Variation 8. Poco presto 0:57
14 Finale. Andante 3:50

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Copyright (c) – Sony BMG Music Entertainment
  • Recorded At – American Academy Of Arts And Letters


  • Composed By – Johannes Brahms
  • Engineer – Richard King
  • Piano – Emanuel Ax, Yefim Bronfman
  • Producer – Steve Epstein

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5099708986827
  • Label Code: LC 06868