Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Chopin [2CD]

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Vladimir Ashkenazy plays Chopin

Vladimir Ashkenazy has made several recordings of works by Chopin, and for some compositions he has recorded the same works more than once. Some pianophiles treasure Vladimir Ashkenazy's 1959/60 traversal of the études above all others. In public piano performances, Vladimir Ashkenazy’s work is rich in coloristic variety and hard-driven as these technique-testing works must be, Mr. Ashkenazy’s performances are passionate and fiery, but an important part of this pianist’s appeal has always been that finger power is only half the story, you always have the sense of a keen intellect at work, even in pieces (like the “Black Keys” and “Winter Wind” Études) that may appear to exert a purely visceral appeal.

Contents:

  • - 1 -
    • 1. No. 1 In C Major (1-12 Etudes, Op.10)
    • 2. No. 2 In a Minor
    • 3. No. 3 In E Major
    • 4. No. 4 In C Sharp Minor
    • 5. No. 5 In G Flat Major
    • 6. No. 6 In E Flat Minor
    • 7. No. 7 In C Major
    • 8. No. 8 In F Major
    • 9. No. 9 In F Minor
    • 10. No. 10 In a Flat Major
    • 11. No. 11 In E Flat Major
    • 12. No. 12 In C Minor
    • 13. No. 1 In a Flat Major (13-24 Etudes, Op.25)
    • 14. No. 2 In F Minor
    • 15. No. 3 In F Major
    • 16. No. 4 In a Minor
    • 17. No. 5 In E Minor
    • 18. No. 6 In G Sharp Minor
    • 19. No. 7 In C Sharp Minor
    • 20. No. 8 In D Flat Major
    • 21. No. 9 In G Flat Major
    • 22. No. 10 In B Minor
    • 23. No. 11 In a Minor
    • 24. No. 12 In C Minor
  • - 2 -
    • 1. I. Allegro Maestoso (Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58)
    • 2. Ii. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
    • 3. Iii. Largo
    • 4. Barcarolle In F Sharp Major, Op. 60
    • 5. Waltz No. 2 In a Flat Major, Op. 34 No. 1 "Valse Brillante"
    • 6. Waltz No. 6 In D Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 1 "Minute"
    • 7. Mazurka No. 35 In C Minor, Op. 56 No. 3
    • 8. Mazurka No. 36 In a Minor, Op. 59 No. 1
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