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

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

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Twelve Piano Pieces, Op.177

Vladimir Ashkenazy

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

Dances For 2 Pianos, Op.217a

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Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

Sonata For Two Pianos, Op.130

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Vladimir Ashkenazy, Vovka Ashkenazy

Vladimir Ashkenazy

再生時間合計 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 . . .