Friday, November 21, 2008
Emanuel Ax and Yefim Bronfman, two celebrated pianists perform at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. Bronfman is known as the more brilliant player, whereas Ax is seen as more poetic. But these distinctions operate on a continuum. Bronfman, who can play fistfuls of notes at high speed like nobody's business, has his delicate side. Although he doesn't normally make a big deal of it, Ax has a monster technique.