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The Art of Ashkenazy: A sublime collection of his greatest piano recordings

Sergey Rachmaninov , Ludwig van Beethoven , Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky , Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart , Bernard Haitink , et al. Audio CD
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  • Performer: Vladimir Ashkenazy
  • Orchestra: Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Conductor: Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, André Previn, David Zinman
  • Composer: Sergey Rachmaninov, Ludwig van Beethoven, Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Audio CD (4 Mar 2013)
  • SPARS Code: ADD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Decca
  • ASIN: B000026BV7
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 129,958 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Disc 1:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto (excerpt)Vladimir Ashkenazy 5:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18Vladimir Ashkenazy 3:05£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 -"Emperor" - 2. Adagio un poco mossoVladimir Ashkenazy 7:43£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor, Op.23 - 2. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo IVladimir Ashkenazy 6:51£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Mozart: Piano Concerto No.21 in C, K.467 - 2. AndanteVladimir Ashkenazy 7:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.1 in D flat, Op.10 - 2. Andante assaiVladimir Ashkenazy 4:37£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 - 2. LarghettoVladimir Ashkenazy 9:14£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 1. ModeratoRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra11:30£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenutoRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra11:24£1.49  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzandoRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra11:04£1.49  Buy MP3 


Disc 2:

Samples
Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Chopin: Waltz No.1 in E flat, Op.18 -"Grande valse brillante"Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:49£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28 - 15. in D flat major ("Raindrop")Vladimir Ashkenazy 5:17£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op.10 - No. 5 in G flat "Black Keys"Vladimir Ashkenazy 1:41£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Chopin: Nocturne No.2 in E Flat, Op.9 No.2Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Chopin: Waltz No.6 in D flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"Vladimir Ashkenazy 1:52£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Beethoven: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 -"Für Elise"Vladimir Ashkenazy 3:04£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight" - 1. Adagio sostenutoVladimir Ashkenazy 5:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique" - 2. Adagio cantabileVladimir Ashkenazy 4:59£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op.90, D.899 - No.3 in G flat: AndanteVladimir Ashkenazy 5:26£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 1. Von fremden Ländern und MenschenVladimir Ashkenazy 1:45£0.39  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 - 7. TräumereiVladimir Ashkenazy 2:49£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Chopin: Polonaise No.3 in A, Op.40 No.1 - "Military"Vladimir Ashkenazy 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op.10 - No. 3 In E "Tristesse"Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Chopin: Mazurka No.23 in D Op.33 No.2Vladimir Ashkenazy 2:08£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Chopin: Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2Vladimir Ashkenazy 3:27£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen16. Chopin: Impromptu No.4 in C sharp minor, Op.66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu"Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen17. Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte - for PianoVladimir Ashkenazy 6:06£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen18. Prokofiev: Pieces for piano from "Romeo and Juliet" Op.75 - Arr. Prokofiev - 9. Dance of the Girls with the LilliesVladimir Ashkenazy 2:46£0.79  Buy MP3 
Listen19. Rachmaninov: Prelude In G Minor, Op.23, No.5Vladimir Ashkenazy 3:54£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen20. Rachmaninov: Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op.3, No.2Vladimir Ashkenazy 4:31£0.99  Buy MP3 


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Ashkenazy,Vladimir ~ Art Of Vladimir Ashkenazy

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime artistry. 10 Feb 2012
By Uenna TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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I had almost forgotten I owned this CD , until recently while looking for something entirely different, I came across this gem of cd collection. Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of the greatest pianists of our time and this collection of his piano recordings has to be one of the best performances of these pieces that there is. Recorded for Decca in 1963,1965,1975-79,1982-85, 1987,198,1990,1992 and 1999;we are treated to a sublime recording of Rachmaninov's piano concerto no 2 in its entirety,most of the other pieces are excerpts, nonetheless beautifully performed. Amazon has the full cd listing and sample audio for all tracts. This is really a great recording and one that in my opinion showcases the piano as a great instrument in the hands of a master like Ashkenazy.
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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful
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Ashkenazy's interpretation is exquisite. Every piece on these two discs is flawless. It must be the bargain of the decade to obtain such beauty at such a price.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 20 May 2012
By Bertie
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This CD was a gift and I play it constantly, it never fails to calm and the performance is, of course, exquisite. Cannot recommend highly enough.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyable 26 Jun 2013
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An excellent selection of the pianist's art very well produced and rendered. This is either an ideal introduction or a satisfying collection depending upon your personal appetite.
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5.0 out of 5 stars delighted 23 Jun 2013
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This is a wonderful cd a great selection and Ashkenazy at his best.
We would recommend to all ,a very special addition to our collection
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