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Ashkenazy : Pianist or conductor.?
on 26 May 2000
Mr.Ashkenazy has received a vast amount of good reviews from the English press. It does make one wonder it 's source , because his recorded legacy is not that impressive. The best of his pianism , is witout a doubt " The Etudes Tableaux " by Rachmaninov, outshinig almost any other pianist. and as a conductor , his interpretation of Rachmaninov's " The Isle of the Dead " with the Concertgebouw . Perhaps Kondrashin had already " taught " The Concertgebouw how to play it ? None the less it is a powerful performance .