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     Vladimir Ashkenazy

Born: Jul 6, 1937 in Gorki, Russia
Genre: Orchestral Music, Keyboard Music, Concerto, Symphony

Vladimir Ashkenazy's parents were both professional pianists; they taught him piano beginning at age six. His father was a non-observant Russian Jew, and his mother was a Russian of Eastern Orthodox faith. After his debut in Moscow at the tender age of eight, Ashkenazy was subsequently put on track for a musical career and enrolled in Moscow's Central Music School. His regular piano teacher there was Anaida Sumbatian.

In 1955 he entered the Moscow Conservatory, studying with the great pianist Lev Oborin. In the same year he won second prize in the Fifth Warsaw International Chopin Competition. The following year he won the Gold Medal in the Brussels Queen Elizabeth International piano competition and then toured the United States in 1958. In 1961 he married an Icelandic pianist who was studying in Moscow, Sofia Johannsdottir. He won first prize in the Second Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1962, sharing that honor with British pianist John Ogden. In 1963 Ashkenazy and his wife, travelling on their Soviet passports, went to London, where he made his debut in an orchestral concert at Festival Hall, a great success. He stayed on in England and centered his life and career there, beginning a long association with England's Decca (London) records. He quickly made a reputation as one of the most brilliant pianists in the Russian tradition. In 1971 he moved with his family to Reykjavik, where he was awarded Iceland's Order of the Falcon. In 1972 he took Icelandic citizenship and later established a home base in Switzerland.

He took up the conductor's baton in the 1970s and increased his activity in that sphere steadily, becoming principal guest conductor of the Philharmonic Orchestra of London (1981), music director of the Royal Philharmonic of London (1987), principal guest conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra (1987) and chief conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (1989). Between 1998 and 2003, he was the Czech Philharmonic's chief conductor, and takes up leadership of Japan's NHK Symphony Orchestra in the 2004-05 season, while continuing as music director of the European Union Youth Orchestra. With the end of the Soviet Union, he has made triumphant return concerts in Russia.

His piano playing is bright and incisive, with clear articulation and intellectual depth that does not interfere with the production of warm feeling. He has exceptional control over tone color. Although he possesses a considerable degree of sheer strength, his excellent playing in delicate passages creates the dominant impression. His repertoire is wide-ranging, and he has recorded most of it, from Haydn to the works of the first half of the twentieth century. He has made particularly valuable recordings of the complete piano works of Chopin, Rachmaninov, and Scriabin. Other excellent series include music of Brahms, Liszt, and the complete Prokofiev concertos. As a conductor, he is highly effective in Russian music, particularly in Prokofiev, and has made the leading recording of that composer's Romeo and Juliet. He has made his own orchestration of Musorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and recorded the work in that highly effective version, in Gortchakov's orchestration, and in its original form as a piano solo. He remains active in both careers.

-Joseph Stevenson (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
www.harrisonparrott.com/artists/Vladimir_Ashkenazy.asp About
www.princetonol.com/groups/steinway/Ashkenazy.htm About
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Ashkenazy About from 'wikipedia'
ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ашкенази,_Владимир_Давидович О исполнителе из 'википедии' [ru]
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Ashkenazy About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
ru.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ашкенази,_Владимир_Давидович О исполнителе из 'мобильной википедии' [mobile] [ru]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Vladimir Ashkenazy - 'Chopin: Favourites' - 1990, Decca, London
 Vladimir Ashkenazy - 'Chopin: Waltzes' - 1986, London, Decca
 Vladimir Ashkenazy - 'Rachmaninov: 24 Preludes, Sonata No.2' - 1995, Decca
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Johann Sebastian Bach - 'Well-Tempered Clavier I, II (Vladimir Ashkenazy)' - 2005, Decca
 Johannes Brahms - 'Cello Sonatas' - 1995, Decca
 Fryderyk Chopin - 'Etudes' - 2004, Aquarius
 Alemdar Karamanov - 'Symphony No. 22 'Let It Be'. Symphony No. 23 'I Am Jesus'' - 1997, Decca
 Sergey Rachmaninov - '9 Etudes Tableaux Op. 39. Symphonic Dances' - 1997, Aquarius
 Sergey Rachmaninov - 'Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2' - 2000, Aquarius
 Sergey Rachmaninov - 'Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 4' - 2000, Aquarius
 Robert Schumann - 'Piano Works Vol 1. Arabeske. Papillons. Sinfonische Etuden' - 1984, Decca
 Alexander Scriabin - 'Preparation For The Final Mistery' - Deutschland Radio
 Elisabeth Soderstrom - 'Tchaikovsky Songs' - 1993, Decca

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