Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Bernard Haitink - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.1, Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (1987)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 52:13 | 193 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog: 417 613-2

Rachmaninov's opus 1, his first piano concerto, deserves to be heard more often. The opening bars have that heroic sound that raises the hair on the back of the neck. Indeed those first moments rank alongside those of the Grieg and Tchaikovsky piano concertos for their ability to thrill. Ashkenazy's breathtaking playing on a superb piano is matched by that of the Concertgebouw Orchestra under Haitink's direction.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra - Einojuhani Rautavaara: Piano concerto No.3, Autumn Gardens (2000)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 67:45 | 280 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Ondine | Catalog: OD 0950

This recording contains Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Third Piano Concerto "Gift of Dreams" (1998), featuring Vladimir Ashkenazy as soloist and conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashkenazy commissioned this work as a concerto which he could conduct while playing the solo part. Having performed the world première, he here delivers the concerto’s first recording.
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Trios 1 & 2, Viola Sonata (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Shostakovich: Trios 1 & 2, Viola Sonata (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 71:41 minutes | 1.19 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

As a young man in Moscow in the early 1960s Vladimir Ashkenazy was invited by Shostakovich to play a private performance of the Piano Trio No 2 in the composers apartment.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at April 13, 2017
Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Rachmaninov: Complete Works For Piano (11CDs, 2014)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,91 Gb | Artwork: 75,29 Mb
Label: Decca

This magnificent collection spans almost half a century, from three of Rachmaninov's Op 39 Etudes-Tableaux that Vladimir Ashkenazy recorded in 1963, to his version of the First Sonata, which was released two years ago. It's wonderfully comprehensive, including the four piano concertos and the Paganini Rhapsody, the works for two pianos (the Suites and the Symphonic Dances with André Previn, some smaller-scale pieces with Ashkenazy's son Vovka), and all manner of occasional pieces and transcriptions as well as the major solo piano works.
Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy & Esther Yoo - Tchaikovsky (2017)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Vladimir Ashkenazy & Esther Yoo - Tchaikovsky
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 67:14 min | 154 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2017

Korean-American violinist Esther Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. Following an acclaimed 2016 recording dedicated to Sibelius and Glazunov, she reunites here with conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Philharmonia Orchestra to spotlight Tchaikovsky's beloved Violin Concerto alongside five shorter works, including Pas de deux and Danse Russe from Swan Lake.
Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]

Robert & Clara Schumann - Lieder - Barbara Bonney & Vladimir Ashkenazy [1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 1cd, 257 MB
Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 452898 | TT: 1:11;06

Barbara Bonney's recital of the Schumanns' songs is prefaced, in the booklet-note, with a little feminist homily from the singer defending the reputation of Clara as woman and artist. Clara hardly needs that kind of defence nowadays, witness recent CDs by Skovhus and Stutzmann, plus several others not reviewed in these pages; her songs are far from patronized, let alone neglected. Yet, for all the advocacy of these singers, her inspiration remains for me intermittent, though thoroughly conventional songs are occasionally leavened by notably individual ones, such as, here, her very last and unpublished song, Loreley, which vividly conjures up that dangerous creature, particu lady in the hectic piano part, evocatively played by Ashkenazy. Indeed it seems that Heine most inspired her, as "Sic liebten sich beide" from her Op. 13 provoked a setting of economically intense meaning, to which Bonney finely responds.
– Gramophone [9/1997].
Josef Suk by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009) [Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Josef Suk performed by Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra under Vladimir Ashkenazy - Asrael (2009)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Front Cover | 1.11GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Ondine

Along with the increasing frequency that Josef Suk's Symphony in C minor, Op. 27, "Asrael," is performed and recorded, it's great to see it has finally been released as a hybrid SACD. Though the legendary 1952 recording by Vaclav Talich remains the ne plus ultra for devotees of this searing symphonic requiem, it was recorded in mono, and by virtue of its technology has become a historical document that will be sought out mostly by aficionados. Newcomers to Suk's towering work will be aided in appreciation by the fact that Ondine's DSD recording is as clear and deep as always, and none of the details of the elaborate score are lost.
Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos (2016) [TR24][OF]

Esther Yoo & Vladimir Ashkenazy - Sibelius & Glazunov: Violin Concertos
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | 66:57 min | 1.14 GB | Front Cover
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 08 | Rls.date: 2016

Vladimir Ashkenazy collaborates with Esther Yoo in a new recording of Sibelius and Glazunov Violin Concertos with the Philharmonia Orchestra. Yoo first came to international attention in 2010 when, aged 16, she became the youngest prize-winner of the 10th International Sibelius Violin Competition. She made her London debut in 2014, performing Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 3 under the late Lorin Maazel at Royal Festival Hall. That same year, she was a soloist on the Philharmonia’s South America tour under Ashkenazy.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - Beethoven: Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003) (Repost)

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Lynn Harrell - BeethovenЖ Piano Trios, Vol.1 (2003)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:11:50 | 529 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: EMI classics | Catalog: 7243585493

If these performances of Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios by Itzhak Perlman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Lynn Harrell are suave and sophisticated with a soupçon of sentimentality, well, that's what modern performance practice was like in the '80s. And if that sounds like an appealing manner in which to perform Beethoven's earlier Piano Trios, this is the recording to hear. Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell lean into Beethoven's music, singing everything grandly, sounding everything gloriously, and souping everything up completely. One might argue that Beethoven's Piano Trios, Op. 1, are too Viennese High Classical to respond well to their approach, that the works seem more maimed and mauled then persuasively performed, but one cannot deny that Perlman, Ashkenazy, and Harrell put every iota of their expressivity and virtuosity into their overpowering performances. EMI's early digital sound has been pleasantly remastered for this CD reissue.

Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son (2014)  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Nov. 6, 2016
Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son (2014)

Vladimir & Dimitri Ashkenazy - Father & Son
Classical | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 53:46 min | 474 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Paladino Music (PMR0030) | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2014

Father & Son' is the first complete album of Dimitri and Vladimir Ashkenazy as a duo available internationally. Dimitri Ashkenazy selected some of his favorite fantasies and fantasy pieces, and besides all-time hits such as Schumann's Opus 73, there is music by the Swiss Romantic Johann Carl Eschmann to discover. A must for every music-lover!