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MINT CONDITION

EMANUEL AX– PIANIST

Original 11” x 14” Cibachrome photograph of the Ukrainian born, American concert pianist in rehearsal at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, 1982. The photographer Dr. Allen Winograd has signed and dated the verso.

Ax (1949 -     ) was born in Lviv in the Ukraine, studied piano with his Father, the who was involved with opera preparation in the local theatre. The family moved initially to Poland and then for a year to Winnipeg, Canada.  They arrived in New York City the following year and Ax received a scholarship to the Juilliard School where he studied with Mieczylaw Münz.  In 1974 he won the first Artur Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv which put him on the map.  Several years and several prices later he won the Fisher Prize in 1979 which came with an RCA contract.  At that point he became a leading concert artist throughout the world. Today he remains a popular artist and embraces the works of both classic and romantic composers, as well as contemporary composers in recital, chamber and concert with orchestra.

The Cibachrome photograph was taken by the late Dr. Allen Winograd, a dentist living in Cherry Hill, New Jersey who was given access in the Philadelphia area, as well as at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center to take picture of various classical music rehearsals.  He used the difficult, labor intensive and permanent Cibrachrome process which is virtually extinct today due to digital photography.  The images are made from color photographic transparencies and through a chemical process are permanently encapsulated in a 100% polyester photographic “paper” which was made by Dupont.  The process provides a deep, rich image typically on 11” x 14” paper which will not fade over time.  He would then have the artists sign them.  A large number of photographs taken by Dr. Winograd are today at the University of Pennsylvania Library Special Collections.

This image of a smiling pianist whilst mid-rehearsal was taken when he was 33 years of age.

A spectacular image!