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In the first of two editions of Saturday Classics, James Jolly explores the recordings of pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy in his 75th year. Today, he focusses on composers from Ashkenazy's homeland - Russia, featuring amongst others, music by Rachmaninov, Prokofiev and Shostakovich.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festival overture Op.96

    Conductor: Vladimir ASHKENAZY Performer: Philharmonia Orchestra

    • SIGNUM SIGCD135.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini Op.43 for piano and orchestra

    Conductor: Andre PREVIN Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano Performer: London Symphony Orchestra

    • DECCA 4177022.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Polovtsian dances [from 'Prince Igor'] for orchestra arranged by Vovka Ashkenazy

    Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano Performer: Vovka ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • DECCA 4782940.
  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    14 Songs Op.34 - No.14: Vocalise

    Performer: Elisabeth SODERSTROM - Soprano Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • LONDON 4369202.
  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons - ballet in 1 act Op.67 - Scene 3: Summer

    Conductor: Vladimir ASHKENAZY Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA 4330002.
  • Modest Altschuler

    Melodie on a Theme of Rachmaninov

    Performer: LYNN HARRELL - Cello Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • DECCA 4143402.
  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Sonata no. 7 in B flat major Op.83 for piano

    Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • DECCA 4250462.
  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet - fantasy overture

    Conductor: Vladimir ASHKENAZY Performer: St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra

    • DECCA 4559712.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Prelude and fugue no. 16 in B flat minor Op.87'16 for piano

    Performer: Vladimir ASHKENAZY - Piano

    • DECCA 466-066-2.
  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    Festive Overture Op. 96

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

    Performer: Alexander Gavrylyuk. Orchestra: BBC Philharmonic.
  • Alexander Borodin

    Prince Igor ? Polovstian Dances (arr. Vovka Ashkenazy)

  • Sergey Rachmaninov

    Vocalise Op. 34 No. 14

  • Alexander Glazunov

    The Seasons Op 67 - Summer

  • Altschuler

    Melodie on a Theme of Rachmaninov

  • Sergei Prokofiev

    Piano Sonata No 7 Op. 83

  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky

    Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy

  • Dmitry Shostakovich

    24 Prelude and Fugues Op 87 - No 16 in B flat

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