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Steinway Legends - Vladimir Ashkenazy


Release Date: 08/08/2006 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000707302   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartFrédéric ChopinPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyAlexander Scriabin,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 36 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes the first release on CD of Ashkenazy's 1976 recording of the Schubert Piano Sonata in D, 850 as well as the first CD release of his live recording of the the Chopin Mazurka in A-Flat, op 59, no 2.

This is also the first release in the U.S. to include his recording of the Tchaikovsky Dumka, Op. 59 and the Taneyev Prelude & Fugue, op 29.
Includes the first release on CD of Ashkenazy's 1976 recording of the Schubert Piano Sonata in D, 850 as well as the first CD release of his live recording of the the Chopin Mazurka in A-Flat, op 59, no 2.

This is also the first release in the U.S. to include his recording of the Tchaikovsky Dumka, Op. 59 and the Taneyev Prelude & Fugue, op 29.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
3.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
4.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
5.
Dumka for Piano in C minor, Op. 59 "Russian rustic scene" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Russia 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; Russia 
7.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 1 in C minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
8.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 2 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
9.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano in D major, D 850/Op. 53 "Gasteiner" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75: no 10, Romeo and Juliet before Parting by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
13.
Pieces (10) for Piano from "Romeo and Juliet", Op. 75: no 5, Masks by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; USSR 
14.
Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, Op. 29 by Sergei Taneyev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 

Sound Samples

Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 1. Allegro con spirito
Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 2. Andante
Sonata for 2 pianos in D, K.448: 3. Allegro molto
Prélude No.25 in C sharp minor, Op.45
Mazurka No.37 in A flat Op.59 No.2
Scherzo No.4 in E, Op.54
Dumka, Op.59
Piano Sonata No.5 in F sharp major, Op.53
Etude-Tableau in C minor, Op.39, No.1
Etude-Tableau in A minor, Op.39, No.2
Etude-Tableau in E flat minor, Op.39, No.5
Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109: 1. Vivace, ma non troppo - Adagio espressivo - Tempo I
Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109: 2. Prestissimo
Piano Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109: 3. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 1. Allegro vivace
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 2. Con moto
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Piano Sonata No.17 in D, D.850: 4. Rondo (Allegro moderato)
Pieces for piano from "Romeo and Juliet" Op.75 - Arr. Prokofiev: 10. Romeo & Juliet before parting
Pieces for piano from "Romeo and Juliet" Op.75 - Arr. Prokofiev: 5. Masks
Prelude & Fugue in G sharp minor, Op.29

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