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Ashkenazy - 50 Years on Decca

Ashkenazy,Vladimir
Release Date: 04/02/2013 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001820202   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyRobert SchumannLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir AshkenazyBoris BelkinDaniel BarenboimFou Ts'ong,   ... 
Conductor:  Kiril KondrashinAnatole FistoulariLorin MaazelUri Segal,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic OrchestraLondon Symphony OrchestraLondon Wind Soloists,   ... 
Number of Discs: 50 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Decca celebrates a 50-year association with Vladimir Ashkenazy as pianist and conductor in this career-spanning anthology, which includes:

- Original jackets, with most albums enlarged and enhanced to 70+ minutes
- A list of works by composer to quickly find which CD a work is on
- A complete discography of Ashkenazy's Decca recordings
Decca celebrates a 50-year association with Vladimir Ashkenazy as pianist and conductor in this career-spanning anthology, which includes:

- Original jackets, with most albums enlarged and enhanced to 70+ minutes
- A list of works by composer to quickly find which CD a work is on
- A complete discography of Ashkenazy's Decca recordings Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 34 Minutes 19 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/1963 
Venue:  Walthamstow Assembly Hall, London 
Length: 42 Minutes 43 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
4.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Uri Segal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
5.
Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Wind Soloists
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Bagatelles (6) for Piano, Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1824; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Fantasia in C minor, Op. 80 "Choral Fantasy" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra,  Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  David Zinman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
16.
Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A major, K 386 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  István Kertész
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891/1917; Russia 
18.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G minor, Op. 40 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926/1941; USA 
19.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
20.
Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1931; USA 
21.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
22.
Symphony no 4 in F minor, Op. 36 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877-1878; Russia 
23.
Symphony no 6 in B minor, Op. 74 "Pathétique" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
24.
Manfred Symphony in B minor, Op. 58 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885 
25.
Romeo and Juliet Overture by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1880; Russia 
26.
Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 
27.
Elegy for Strings in G major by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
28.
Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 35 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
29.
Concerto for Violin no 1 in A minor, Op. 77 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Boris Belkin (Violin)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USSR 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1972 
33.
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K 242 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Fou Ts'ong (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: Kingsway Hall, Londo 
34.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 16 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1923; USSR 
36.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 1975 
37.
Songs (6), Op. 8 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
38.
Songs (6), Op. 38 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
39.
Children's Songs, Op. 89 by Alexander Grechaninov
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
40.
Ugly Duckling, Op. 18 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; USSR 
41.
The nursery by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Elisabeth Söderström (Soprano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1872; Russia 
42.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in G minor, Op. 57 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Fitzwilliam String Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; USSR 
Date of Recording: 09/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 32 Minutes 13 Secs. 
43.
Suite on Poems of Michelangelo Buonarroti, Op. 145 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1974; USSR 
44.
Preludes and Fugues (24) for Piano, Op. 87 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1950-51 
Length: 141 Minutes 43 Secs. 
45.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
47.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/02/1991 
Venue:  St. Charles Hall, Meggen, Lucerne 
Length: 20 Minutes 50 Secs. 
48.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/1980 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 44 Minutes 12 Secs. 
49.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in D major, Op. 10 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
50.
Sonata for Piano no 6 in F major, Op. 10 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
51.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in C minor, Op. 10 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
52.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
53.
Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
54.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 2 no 1 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793-1795; Vienna, Austria 
55.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
56.
Sonata for Horn and Piano in F major, Op. 17 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
57.
Adagio and Allegro for Horn/Cello and Piano in A flat major, Op. 70 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
58.
Andante and Variations for 2 Pianos, 2 Cellos and Horn in B flat major, Op. 46 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Barry Tuckwell (French Horn), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Germany 
59.
Etudes (6) in Canon Form for Pedal Piano, Op. 56: no 4 in A flat major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
60.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1974 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 24 Secs. 
61.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1973 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 37 Minutes 17 Secs. 
62.
Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
63.
Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano in E flat major, Op. 40 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Barry Tuckwell (French Horn), Itzhak Perlman (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865; Austria 
64.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
65.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1838; Germany 
66.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
67.
Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 
68.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
69.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 1 in E minor, Op. 38 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1862-1865; Austria 
70.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 99 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Austria 
71.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Austria 
72.
Trio for Clarinet, Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 114 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Franklin Cohen (Clarinet), Stephen Geber (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Austria 
73.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
74.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
75.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Malcolm Frager (Piano), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
76.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
77.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
78.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
79.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
80.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
81.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
82.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
83.
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 
84.
Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
85.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall / London Opera Centre 
Length: 28 Minutes 18 Secs. 
86.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/1972 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall / London Opera Centre 
Length: 30 Minutes 36 Secs. 
87.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
88.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
89.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
90.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio no 3, London, England 
Length: 18 Minutes 0 Secs. 
91.
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 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio no 3, London, England 
Length: 7 Minutes 6 Secs. 
92.
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 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio no 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
93.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 1967 
Venue:  Decca Studio no 3, London, England 
Length: 29 Minutes 54 Secs. 
94.
Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/1970 
Venue:  London Opera Center, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
95.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1970 
Venue:  London Opera Center, London, England 
Length: 11 Minutes 11 Secs. 
96.
Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; Russia 
97.
Prometheus, Op. 60 "Poem of Fire" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra,  Ambrosian Singers
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908-1910; Russia 
98.
Symphony no 4, Op. 54 "Poem of ecstasy" by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905-1908; Russia 
99.
Ręverie, Op. 24 by Alexander Scriabin
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Russia 
100.
Tapiola, Op. 112 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1926; Finland 
101.
Luonnotar, Op. 70 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1910; Finland 
102.
Symphony no 2 in D major, Op. 43 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1902; Finland 
103.
Finlandia, Op. 26 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Finland 
104.
Symphony no 5 in C minor, Op. 67 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1807-1808; Vienna, Austria 
105.
Symphony no 7 in A major, Op. 92 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811-1812; Vienna, Austria 
106.
Concerto for Piano no 1, Sz 83 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
107.
Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930-1931; Budapest, Hungary 
108.
Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, Sz 110 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  David Corkhill (Percussion), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano), Vovka Ashkenazy (Piano),
Andrew Smith (Percussion)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1937; Budapest, Hungary 
109.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
110.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
Date of Recording: 04/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 21 Minutes 25 Secs. 
111.
Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1899; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 6 Minutes 0 Secs. 
112.
Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; France 
Date of Recording: 06/1983 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London 
Length: 14 Minutes 24 Secs. 
113.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in A minor by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello), Itzhak Perlman (Violin), Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; France 
Date of Recording: 05/1994 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 25 Minutes 30 Secs. 
114.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
Length: 31 Minutes 48 Secs. 
115.
Pictures at an Exhibition (arrangements and orchestrations other than Ravel's) by Modest Mussorgsky
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/1982 
Venue:  Kingsway Hall, London, England 
116.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
117.
Symphony no 1 in D minor, Op. 13 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Russia 
118.
Symphonic Dances, Op. 45 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1940; USA 
119.
Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 44 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1936/1938; USA 
120.
The Bells, Op. 35 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra,  Royal Concertgebouw Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1913; Russia 
121.
Cinderella, Op. 87 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940-1944; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/1983 
Venue:  Masonic Auditorium, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 109 Minutes 24 Secs. 
122.
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 25 "Classical" by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
123.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, Op. 100 by Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USSR 
124.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C minor, Op. 35 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Peter Jablonski (Piano), Raymond Simmons (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; USSR 
Length: 14 Minutes 29 Secs. 
125.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F major, Op. 102 by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Cristina Ortiz (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; USSR 
Length: 20 Minutes 7 Secs. 
126.
Symphony no 7 in C major, Op. 60 "Leningrad" by Dmitri Shostakovich
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941; USSR 
127.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, Op. 11 by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 30 Minutes 39 Secs. 
128.
Symphony no 5 in D major, Op. 107 "Reformation" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1993 
Venue:  Schauspielhaus, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 40 Secs. 
129.
Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30 by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895-1896; Germany 
130.
Don Quixote, Op. 35 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Lynn Harrell (Cello)
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896-1897; Germany 
131.
Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils by Richard Strauss
Conductor:  Vladimir Ashkenazy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Germany 

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 A fine representative sampling of a highly prolif May 5, 2013 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "Vladimir Ashkenazy burst onto the musical scene when he tied John Ogden for gold medal at the 1962 International Tchaikovsky Competition. The very different paths their careers and lives took would make an interesting case study. Decca immediately signed Ashkenazy to a recording contract, and he has remained mostly faithful to that label. Over the years, Ashkenazy became something of a one man industry, recording huge swaths of the piano repertoire which would have made even Rubinstein and Arrau shudder. To the best of my knowledge, Ashkenazy is the most recorded Classical pianist in history - at least in terms of authorized recordings. Ashkenazy became the par exemplar of piano performance style in the latter half of the 20th Century: his technique was fully up to every challenge; his tone was beautiful without being particularly unique; his repertoire was exceptionally broad; his interpretations tended toward the norm. Ashkenazy seldom deviated from the composer's text (the only exception that comes to mind in this set occurs just before the coda of Chopin's 4th Ballade where he pedals through the rest - and he's not the only pianist to do this). Although Ashkenazy was born and raised in the Soviet Union, his playing was representative of neither the Russian nor the Soviet schools (and they are different); instead, Ashkenazy was and remains highly cosmopolitan - despite the prevalence of Russian composers in his repertoire. There is a fine line between a normal interpretation and a generic one. Ashkenazy's approach means one is guaranteed of a capable, faithful rendition of the composer's score. But the uniqueness that one sometimes seeks - which often marks the difference between having a recording to do one's dusting by, and having one's ears pinned to the wall - is largely missing here. Some people prefer it that way. But for me, few of the recordings on this set could warrant a first recommendation - but often a second one, which is pretty impressive given the multitude of recordings of these works. In recent decades, Ashkenazy has scaled back his activities as pianist and become more active as a conductor. It may be sacrilege, but I prefer Ashkenazy as conductor to Ashkenazy as pianist. Highlights of these include Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony; Ashkenazy's own orchestration of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition; Prokofiev's Cinderella; and Rachmaninoff's Symphonies 1 & 3, Symphonic Dances, and The Bells. I've long held Ashkenazy's Rachmaninoff set in high esteem. Ashkenazy's respect for Rachmaninoff - never poisoned by the Soviets, who equated the exile with Gershwin - shines through in every bar. The performances are richly emotional without dwelling in treacly goo. On the other hand, Beethoven's Symphonies 5 & 7 are given rather anemic and uninteresting readings - particularly the finale of the 7th which lacks the dancing energy required. Given the different recording locales and evolving technology, the recorded sound varies considerably. For the most part, it's never less than acceptable. One exception is a disc of two-piano music with Malcolm Frager, where the instruments are unnaturally separated as if they'd been recorded in different rooms. The piano sound is still slightly "tubby" - a consistent issue with Decca recordings - but less so than in earlier issues. It is not representative of the sound I heard from Ashkenazy when he played in Boston around 1990. As is becoming commonplace with these big issues, the original front covers have been reproduced. However, additional tracks have been added and the back covers reflect that. The original liner notes are not included, but there is an essay by one of Ashkenazy's record producers. Ashkenazy's omnivorousness makes a complete reissue of his recordings a daunting prospect, and these 50CDs only skim the surface. But what a surface it is!" Report Abuse
 A rare and indispensabile archive of one of the m April 30, 2013 By Warren Johnson (Altadena, CA) See All My Reviews "This incredible box of unique performances stretching across the spectrum of piano recording demands attention from any lover of fine playing. Were Ashkenazy's repertoire limited to any one of the great composers -- Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, etc. - his essay would rank his contribution among the finest contemporary performances. I am happy to have acquired this fine box in my library. Thank you for making this collection possible." Report Abuse
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