Ashkenazy: Artist Choice - The Solo & Chamber Recordings | Decca 4832182

Ashkenazy: Artist Choice - The Solo & Chamber Recordings

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4832182

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 56

Release Date: 1st September 2017

Contents

Works

Altschuler, Modest

Melodie on a theme by Rachmaninov

Bach, Johann Sebastian

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Cello Sonata no.1 in F major, op.5 no.1
Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.5 no.2
Cello Sonata no.3 in A major, op.69
Cello Sonata no.4 in C major, op.102 no.1
Cello Sonata no.5 in D major, op.102 no.2
Diabelli Variations, op.120
Quintet for piano and wind, op.16

Blake, Howard

Sonata for 2 pianos, op.130
Walking in the Air

Borodin, Alexander

Scherzo in A flat major

Brahms, Johannes

Cello Sonata no.1 in E minor, op.38
Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.99
Horn Trio in E flat major, op.40
Piano Sonata no.3 in F minor, op.5
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, op.24

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60
Etudes, Nouvelles (3)
Nocturnes (21)
» no.17 in B major, op.62 no.1
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58
Prelude no.25 in C sharp minor, op.45
Preludes (24), op.28
Scherzi (4)

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135
L'isle joyeuse
Violin Sonata in G minor, L140

Franck, Cesar

Violin Sonata in A major

Liadov, Anatol

A Musical Snuffbox, op.32

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio in B minor, K540
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata no.9 in D major, K311
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata no.17 in B flat major, K570
Quintet for Piano and Wind, K452

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Cinderella: Pieces for Piano (6), 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
Romeo and Juliet: Pieces (10) for piano, op.75
The Love for Three Oranges: Two pieces for piano, op.33b
War and Peace: Waltz, op.96 no.1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
Lied (Romance) in F minor
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (2), for cello and piano, op.2
Prelude op.3 no.2 in C sharp minor
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17
Symphonic Dances, op.45 (arr two pianos)
Trio elegiaque no.1 in G minor
Trio elegiaque no.2 in D minor, op.9
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42
Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (cello and piano)

Ravel, Maurice

Gaspard de la nuit
Pavane pour une infante defunte (piano)
Piano Trio in A minor
Valses nobles et sentimentales

Schubert, Franz

Landler (18), D366 (selection)
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664
Piano Sonata no.14 in A minor, D784
Piano Sonata no.17 in D major, D850
Piano Trio no.1 in B flat major, op.99 D898
Piano Trio no.2 in E flat major, op.100 D929

Schumann, Robert

Adagio and Allegro, op.70
Andante and variations, op.46
Etudes Symphoniques, op.13
Fantasie in C major, op.17
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Humoreske in B flat major, op.20
Kreisleriana, op.16

Scriabin, Alexander

Dances (2), op.73
Morceaux (4), op.51
Piano Sonatas nos.1-10
Pieces (4), op.56
Poemes (2), op.32

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Moderato in A minor for cello and piano
Piano Quintet in G minor, op.57
Piano Sonata no.2, op.61
Piano Trio no.1 in C minor, op.8
Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, op.67
Pieces (2) for string quartet (1931)
Preludes and Fugues (24), op.87
Romances (7) on Poems of Alexander Blok, op.127
Viola Sonata, op.147

Taneyev, Sergei

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, op.29

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), op.59
The Seasons, op.37a

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenzay (piano)
Vovka Ashkenazy (piano)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Georg Donderer (cello)
Mathias Donderer (cello)
Lynn Harrell (cello)
Mats Lidstrom (cello)
Ada Meinich (viola)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Andre Previn (piano)
John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)
Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay (violin)
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)
Fitzwilliam Quartet
London Wind Soloists

Works

Altschuler, Modest

Melodie on a theme by Rachmaninov

Bach, Johann Sebastian

The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, BWV846-869
The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2, BWV870-893

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Cello Sonata no.1 in F major, op.5 no.1
Cello Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.5 no.2
Cello Sonata no.3 in A major, op.69
Cello Sonata no.4 in C major, op.102 no.1
Cello Sonata no.5 in D major, op.102 no.2
Diabelli Variations, op.120
Quintet for piano and wind, op.16

Blake, Howard

Sonata for 2 pianos, op.130
Walking in the Air

Borodin, Alexander

Scherzo in A flat major

Brahms, Johannes

Cello Sonata no.1 in E minor, op.38
Cello Sonata no.2 in F major, op.99
Horn Trio in E flat major, op.40
Piano Sonata no.3 in F minor, op.5
Variations and Fugue on a theme by Handel, op.24

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60
Etudes, Nouvelles (3)
Nocturnes (21)
» no.17 in B major, op.62 no.1
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58
Prelude no.25 in C sharp minor, op.45
Preludes (24), op.28
Scherzi (4)

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135
L'isle joyeuse
Violin Sonata in G minor, L140

Franck, Cesar

Violin Sonata in A major

Liadov, Anatol

A Musical Snuffbox, op.32

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Adagio in B minor, K540
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata no.9 in D major, K311
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata no.17 in B flat major, K570
Quintet for Piano and Wind, K452

Mussorgsky, Modest

Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119
Cinderella: Pieces for Piano (6), 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
Romeo and Juliet: Pieces (10) for piano, op.75
The Love for Three Oranges: Two pieces for piano, op.33b
War and Peace: Waltz, op.96 no.1

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.19
Etudes-Tableaux (8), op.33
Etudes-Tableaux (9), op.39
Lied (Romance) in F minor
Piano Sonata no.2 in B flat minor, op.36
Pieces (2), for cello and piano, op.2
Prelude op.3 no.2 in C sharp minor
Preludes (10), op.23
Preludes (13), op.32
Russian Rhapsody for two pianos
Suite no.1 for two pianos, op.5
Suite no.2 for two pianos, op.17
Symphonic Dances, op.45 (arr two pianos)
Trio elegiaque no.1 in G minor
Trio elegiaque no.2 in D minor, op.9
Variations on a theme of Corelli, op.42
Vocalise, op.34 no.14 (cello and piano)

Ravel, Maurice

Gaspard de la nuit
Pavane pour une infante defunte (piano)
Piano Trio in A minor
Valses nobles et sentimentales

Schubert, Franz

Landler (18), D366 (selection)
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664
Piano Sonata no.14 in A minor, D784
Piano Sonata no.17 in D major, D850
Piano Trio no.1 in B flat major, op.99 D898
Piano Trio no.2 in E flat major, op.100 D929

Schumann, Robert

Adagio and Allegro, op.70
Andante and variations, op.46
Etudes Symphoniques, op.13
Fantasie in C major, op.17
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Humoreske in B flat major, op.20
Kreisleriana, op.16

Scriabin, Alexander

Dances (2), op.73
Morceaux (4), op.51
Piano Sonatas nos.1-10
Pieces (4), op.56
Poemes (2), op.32

Shostakovich, Dmitri

Cello Sonata in D minor, op.40
Moderato in A minor for cello and piano
Piano Quintet in G minor, op.57
Piano Sonata no.2, op.61
Piano Trio no.1 in C minor, op.8
Piano Trio no.2 in E minor, op.67
Pieces (2) for string quartet (1931)
Preludes and Fugues (24), op.87
Romances (7) on Poems of Alexander Blok, op.127
Viola Sonata, op.147

Taneyev, Sergei

Prelude and Fugue in G sharp minor, op.29

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), op.59
The Seasons, op.37a

Artists

Vladimir Ashkenzay (piano)
Vovka Ashkenazy (piano)
Barbara Bonney (soprano)
Georg Donderer (cello)
Mathias Donderer (cello)
Lynn Harrell (cello)
Mats Lidstrom (cello)
Ada Meinich (viola)
Itzhak Perlman (violin)
Andre Previn (piano)
John Shirley-Quirk (bass-baritone)
Elisabeth Soderstrom (soprano)
Barry Tuckwell (horn)
Zsolt-Tihamer Visontay (violin)
Radovan Vlatkovic (horn)
Pinchas Zukerman (violin)
Fitzwilliam Quartet
London Wind Soloists

About

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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