Russian Piano School Vol. 17 – Vladimir Ashkenazy: Chopin / Liszt (BMG/Melodiya)

October 23, 2013

Russian Piano School Vol. 17 - Vladimir Ashkenazy: Chopin / Liszt (BMG/Melodiya)
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Russian Piano School Vol. 17 – Vladimir Ashkenazy: Chopin / Liszt (BMG/Melodiya) Description

If you are already a fan of Ashkenazy’s piano playing, then this CD may not be interesting to you. To my ears most of Ashkenazy’s Chopin recordings have seemed sterile and lifeless, with all the right ideas but no passion behind them. So it’s fascinating to return to this recording, among the few he made before leaving the USSR, to hear the pianist who aroused so much excitement when he was still in his teens. It’s not the most mature Chopin playing, perhaps, but the impulse behind…

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Russian Piano School Vol. 17 - Vladimir Ashkenazy: Chopin / Liszt (BMG/Melodiya)

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