Renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax for Brahms Then and Now, a two-hour program dedicated to the incomparable German composer, with performances of his cello sonatas No. 1 in E Minor and No. 2 in F Major. Mr. Ax, who picked the program, says, “I have been studying and practicing [Brahms’] music for 40 years and wish that I had another 40 to understand it better.” Give a listen here.
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium, Perelman Stage , 881 Seventh Avenue, 212-247-7800, 2 p.m., $27.50 and up