A Personal Selection - The Solo & Chamber Recordings (56CD)

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Artist:
Vladimir Ashkenazy

Signed to Decca in 1963, Vladimir Ashkenazy is to this day the longest-serving artist on the label. Over more than five decades, he has yielded one of the largest and most diverse discographies of any classical artist. In this 56-CD set, he has personally selected a wide representation of solo, chamber and vocal recital releases spanning his long and fruitful relationship with Decca.

As one of the most renowned and revered pianists of our time Vladimir Ashkenazy has won acclaim for his penetrating insight and superlative technique. These recordings demonstrate the same level of spontaneity and immediacy of communication as Ashkenazy’s public performances. As an artist, his creative life encompasses a vast range of activities and he continues to offer inspiration to music-lovers across the world.

“Ashkenazy ... uncovers all manner of subtle musical expression beneath the music's surfaces ... he displays an independence of thought and spirit that has one rethinking what this music is about.” BBC Music Magazine

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Artists:

Vladimir Ashkenazy (piano), Itzhak Perlman (violin), Barry Tuckwell (horn), André Previn (piano), Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Lynn Harrell (cello), Christopher Rowland (violin), Ioan Davies (cello), Radovan Vlatkovic (horn), Hans Maile (cello), Radovan Vlatković (horn), Vovka Ashkenazy (piano), Georg Donderer (cello), Mathias Donderer (cello), Barbara Bonney (soprano), Pinchas Zukerman (soprano), Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello), Ada Meinich (viola)

London Wind Soloists, Fitzwilliam Quartet

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Tracklisting:

Altschuler:

Melodie on a theme by Rachmaninov
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Bach, J S:

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2

Beethoven:

Quintet in E flat major for piano and winds, Op.16
London Wind Soloists

Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

Variations (12) on a Russian Dance, WoO 71

Blake, H:

Walking in the air

The Changeling, Op. 274: Music-Box Theme

The Duellists, Op. 247: Lara's Theme

Prelude For Vova, Op. 640

Speech After Long Silence, Op. 610

Piano Pieces (12), Op. 177: Nos. 1-8

Dances for two pianos, Op. 217a

Sonata for two pianos, Op. 130

Piano Fantasy, Op. 1

Easy Pieces (4), Op.1b

Romanza, Op. 5f

Haiku For Yu-Chee

Parting, Op.650a

Borodin:

Scherzo in A flat

Brahms:

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Barry Tuckwell (horn), Itzhak Perlman (violin)

Cello Sonata No. 1 In E Minor, Op. 38
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Horn Trio in E flat major, Op. 40
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn), Hans Maile (cello)

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5

Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Trois Nouvelles Études

Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54

Nocturne No. 17 in B major, Op. 62 No. 1

Scherzi Nos. 1-4

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Mazurka No. 49 in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4

Debussy:

L'isle joyeuse

Violin Sonata in G minor
Itzhak Perlman (violin)

Cello Sonata
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Franck, C:

Violin Sonata in A major
Itzhak Perlman (violin)

Liadov:

A Musical Snuffbox, Op. 32

Mozart:

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

London Wind Soloists

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata in C Minor K475/457

Adagio in B minor, K540

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: Romeo Bids Juliet Farewell

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75: Masks

Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 119
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Waltz Op. 96 No. 1 (from War and Peace)

The Love for Three Oranges: Suite Op. 33a: March

The Love for Three Oranges - Scherzo

Cinderella - Six Pieces of Piano, Op. 102

Piano Sonata No. 6 in A major, Op. 82

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Rachmaninov:

Suite No. 1 (Fantaisie-tableaux), Op. 5
André Previn (piano)

Suite No. 2 for Two Pianos, Op. 17
André Previn (piano)

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10 (complete)

Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13 (complete)

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Songs (14), Op. 34
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Songs (6), Op. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Songs (12), Op. 21
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

6 Songs, Op. 38
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Songs (6), Op. 8
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Songs (12), Op. 14
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Songs (15), Op. 26
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5
arr. solo piano

Symphonic Dances, Op. 45
André Previn (piano)

Russian Rhapsody for two pianos, Op. post.
André Previn (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Pieces (2) for cello & piano (Prelude & Oriental Dance), Op. 2
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Lied (Romance) in F minor
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Suite From Partita In E For Violin (after J S Bach)

Wohin? (after Schubert)

Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream (after Mendelssohn)

Minuet from L'Arlésienne (after Bizet)

Sorochintsy Fair: Hopak (after Mussorgsky)

Flight of the Bumblebee (after Rimsky-Korsakov)

Lullaby (after Tchaikovsky)

Polka de V.R.

Lilacs, Op. 21 No. 5

Daisies, Op. 38 No. 3

Liebesleid (after Kreisler)

Liebesfreud (after Kreisler)

Six Pieces, Op. 11
Vovka Ashkenazy (piano)

Pieces (2) in A major for piano 6 hands - Waltz & Romance

Polka italienne

The Star-Spangled Banner (after John Stafford Smith)

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Trio élégiaque No. 2 in D minor, Op. 9
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Vocalise, Op. 34 No. 14
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Sleep, Op.38, No. 5
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Ravel:

Gaspard de la Nuit

Gaspard de la Nuit

Pavane pour une infante défunte

Valses nobles et sentimentales

Piano Trio in A minor
Itzhak Perlman (violin), Lynn Harrell (cello)

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664

Hungarian Melody in B minor D817

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Walzer, Landler und Ecossaisen (38), Op. 18, D145

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850

Ländler (17), D366: selection

Piano Trio No. 1 in B flat major, D898
Pinchas Zukerman (soprano), Lynn Harrell (cello)

Piano Trio No. 2 in E flat major, D929
Pinchas Zukerman (soprano), Lynn Harrell (cello)

Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Humoreske, Op. 20

Andante and Variation for two pianos Op. 46
Radovan Vlatković (horn), Vovka Ashkenazy (piano), Georg Donderer (cello), Mathias Donderer (cello)

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26

Widmung, Op. 25 No. 1
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Der Nussbaum, Op. 25 No. 3
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Die Lotosblume, Op. 25 No. 7
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Lied der Suleika, Op. 25 No. 9
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Frauenliebe und -leben, Op. 42
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Waldesgesprach (No. 3 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Mondnacht (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 39)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Er ist's! Op. 79 No. 23 (Eduard Mörike)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Sehnsucht
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Mein Schöner Stern! Op. 101 No. 4
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Mignon ('Kennst du das Land, wo die Zitronen blühn'), Op. 79 No. 29
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Schumann, Clara:

Er ist gekommen in Sturm und Regen, Op. 12 No. 2 (Text: Friedrich Rückert)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Liebst du um Schönheit, Op. 12 No. 4 (text: Friedrich Rückert)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Das Veilchen
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Lorelei (Text: Heinrich Heine)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Mein Stern
Barbara Bonney (soprano)

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23

Piano Sonata No. 4 in F sharp major, Op. 30

Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy'

Quatre Morceaux Op. 56

Piano Sonata No. 7, Op. 64 'White Mass'

Deux Danses Op. 73

Deux poèmes, Op. 32

Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 6

Four Pieces, Op. 51

Piano Sonata No. 6, Op. 62

Piano Sonata No. 8, Op. 66

Shostakovich:

Two Pieces for String Quartet (Elegy & Polka)

Fitzwilliam Quartet

Seven Romances on Poems of Alexander Blok, Op. 127
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano), Christopher Rowland (violin), Ioan Davies (cello)

Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57

Fitzwilliam Quartet

Cello Sonata in D minor, Op. 40
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Moderato in A minor for cello & piano
Lynn Harrell (cello)

Preludes & Fugues for piano (24), Op. 87 (complete)

Preludes & Fugues for piano (24), Op. 87 (complete)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B minor, Op. 61

Fantastic Dances (3), Op. 5

Preludes (5) from Op. 2 (1919-21)

Ballet Suite No. 3: Lyric Waltz (from Dances of the Dolls)

Short Piece from The Gadfly, Op. 97

Spanish Dance from The Gadfly, Op. 97

Nocturne (The Limpid Stream)

Aphorisms for piano solo, Op. 13

Polka from The Golden Age, Op. 22

Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67
Zsolt-Tihamér Visontay (violin), Mats Lidström (cello)

Viola Sonata, Op. 147
Ada Meinich (viola)

Taneyev, S:

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, Op. 29

Tchaikovsky:

The Cuckoo, Op. 54 No. 8
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Evening, Op. 27, No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

The Nightingale Op. 60 No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Last Night Op. 60 No. 1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Otchevo? (Why?), Op. 6 No. 5
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Strashnaya minuta (The Fearful Moment), Op. 28 No. 6
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Den' li tsarit? (Does the day reign?), Op. 47 No. 6
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Spring, Op 54 No. 9
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Simple Words, Op. 60, No. 5
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Mezza notte
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Sérénade, Op. 65 No. 1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Déception, Op. 65 No. 2
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Qu'importe que l'hiver, Op. 65 No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Les Larmes, Op. 65 No. 5
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

In this moonlight, Op.73, No.3
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Kak nad goratcheïou zoloï, Op. 25 No. 2
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Moy geni, moy angel, moy drug (My genius, my angel, my friend)
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Pesn' Zemfiri (Zemfira's song)
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Do not believe, my friend Op. 6 No. 1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Zabït tak skoro (So soon forgotten)
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

O, Sing That Song, Op. 16 No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Why did I dream of you?, Op. 28 No. 3
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

To bilo ranneyu vesnoy (It happened in the early spring), Op. 38 No. 2
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

If only I had known, Op.47, No.1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

My little garden, Op. 54 No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Do not ask, Op. 57 No. 3
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

This, our first reunion, Op. 63 No. 4
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

O ditya, pod okoshkom tvoim (Serenade), Op. 63 No. 6
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Rondel, Op. 65 No. 6
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

We sat with you, Op. 73 No. 1
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Behind the window, Op 60 No. 10
Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)

Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), Op. 59

Méditation (No. 5 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Polka peu dansante

Aveu Passioné in E minor

Tendres reproches (No. 3 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Berceuse (No. 2 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

The Seasons, Op. 37b