Vladimir Ashkenazy / Walking In The Air / H. Blake

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HOWARD BLAKE

Walking In The Air
Vladimir Ashkenazy
Int. Release 03 Mar. 2014
1 CD / Download
0289 478 6300 7 CD DDD DH


Liste de titres

Howard Blake (1938 - )
Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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2:23

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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3:13

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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4:41

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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1:26

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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1:33

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

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1:53

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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0:49

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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1:08

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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0:45

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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1:45

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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2:06

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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1:00

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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1:56

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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1:23

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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0:38

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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4:56

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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3:34

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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2:15

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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3:19

Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vovka Ashkenazy

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2:26

31.
1:21

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Durée totale de lecture 1:20:22

On this unique and maybe unexpected album, there are no fewer than nine world premiere recordings including . . . a prelude written especially for Ashkenazy, made out of his initials . . . "Walking in the Air" is a stand-out track on this generous 80-minute collection. Blake's compositions are attractive and accessible and Ashkenazy's joy at playing his friend's music is evident on this album.

. . . ["Walking in the air"]: Ashkenazy's phrasing raises it to the level of a minor masterpiece . . . ["Music box" / "Laura"]: given with much refinement by Ashkenazy, as does the succeeding item, "Prelude for Vova" . . . ["Impromptu"]: a truly fine example of Blake's idiomatic writing, as well as being superbly expressive . . . ["Eight character pieces"]: a perfectly satisfying and coherent composition . . . [Sonata for two pianos]: considerable virtuosity from both players . . . ["Fantasy"] declares his natural compositional gifts in no uncertain manner . . . ["Four easy pieces"]: delightful miniatures. Vladimir Ashkenazy reveals all there is to be found in these early pieces, and this excellently recorded recital continues with "Romanza" . . . another extremely beautiful piece . . . a recital of eminently worthwhile music . . .