Prokofiev Piano Concertos 1 - 5 Vladimir Ashkenazy

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piano concertos 1 - 5
Vladimir Ashkenazy
London Symphony Orchestra
André Previn
Int. Release 02 Jun. 1997
2 CDs / Download
2 CDs 0289 452 5882 9 df2 Decca ADD


Track List

CD 1: Prokofiev: The Piano Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.1 in D flat, Op.10

Piano Concerto No.4 in B flat, Op.53

Piano Concerto No.5 in G major, Op.55

12.
0:00
5:23

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Total Playing Time: 1:03:43

CD 2: Prokofiev: The Piano Concertos

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16

Piano Concerto No.3 in C, Op.26

Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Total Playing Time: 1:01:07

Ashkenazy at his best. From the opening nuanced statements of the first movement to the finale of the last, this is a masterclass in tone quality . . . [He shows] meticulous attention to dynamics and attack, plus faultless technique . . . [Piano Concerto no. 3]: Sensitive balancing between orchestra and piano brings a balletic lightness to the humour in the second movement and, in the more Romantically yearning episodes of the first and last movements, allows Prokofiev's lyricism to breathe. The LSO strings prove ideal partners in exposing the work's more expansive qualities, with Previn keeping a judicious reign on tempos.