Emanuel Ax: “When you’re doing music, if you get along personally, if you like each other, that’s 75 percent, or 80 percent, or 90 percent of everything.”
Leonidas Kavakos: “It’s crucial, it’s absolutely existential.”
Yo-Yo Ma: “You can’t get work done if there’s no trust, and if there’s no fun — meaning if you can be playful, if you can be vulnerable.”

Discover the trio’s take on personal and musical chemistry, Brahms, and more.

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