Ashkenazy plays Chopin, Rachmaninov, Liszt, & Prokofiev (CD)

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Vladimir Ashkenazy

“Ashkenazy was in his early twenties when he set down these recordings …
It’s inevitable that this evinces youthful fire but it’s accompanied by a tempering rigorousness of mind and of execution … what emerges, is precisely that elevated marrying of technical accomplishment and intellectual control, devoid of flashy gestures … where poetic richness is required it’s channelled through an astute modernity. There is great clarity, no over-romanticism, pedalling is invariably astutely presented, and the rhythm is resilient.” (MusicWeb)

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Tracklisting:

Chopin: Etudes, Op.25 (1832-6) [31:47]

  • [1] No.1 in A-flat major (Aeolian Harp/Shepherd Boy) 2:54
  • [2] No.2 in F minor (The Bees) 1:45
  • [3] No.3 in F major (The Horseman) 1:47
  • [4] No.4 in A minor (Paganini) 1:28
  • [5] No.5 in E minor (Wrong Note) 3:19
  • [6] No.6 in G# minor (Thirds) 1:49
  • [7] No.7 in C# minor (Cello) 5:24
  • [8] No.8 in D-flat major (Double Sixths) 1:07
  • [9] No.9 in G-flat major (Butterfly) 1:00
  • [10] No.10 in B minor (Octaves) 4:30
  • [11] No.11 in A minor (Winter Wind) 3:51
  • [12] No.12 in C minor (Ocean) 2:47 Rachmaninov: Variations ‘on a Theme of Corelli’, Op.42 (1931)
  • [13] Theme followed by 20 variations, (Intermezzo between variations 13 and 14, and a Coda to finish) 16:03
  • [14] Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1 (1859-62) 10:29
  • [15] Lizst: Etude d’Execution transcendante No.5 in B flat ‘Feux Follets’ (Will ‘o the Wisp) (rev.1851) 3:23

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No.7 in B flat major, Op.83 (1943)

  • [16] 1. Allegro inquieto – poco meno – andantino 7:16
  • [17] II. Andante caloroso – poco piu animato – piu largamento – un poco agitato 5:20
  • [18] III. Precipitato 3:05