Broadcast | Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart

Xian Zhang has a special affinity for Tchaikovsky, whose monumental Manfred Symphony is based on Lord Byron’s epic poem of doomed love. Superstar Emanuel Ax displays his own Mozartean gifts in the composer’s luxuriant Piano Concerto No. 22. This concert was part of the 2019 Winter Festival.

XIAN ZHANG conductor

Program Notes Concert Info


MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22

TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony

Program originally performed Jan 10–13, 2019. Recorded at NJPAC in Newark.
Broadcast Feb 22, 2019, on WWFM.

Behind the Scenes

Xian Zhang talks about the artistry of Emanuel Ax.

The New Jersey Symphony’s 2019 Winter Festival, “Music Speaks,” featured music inspired by poetry, including Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony in the festival’s opening program.