Win a 48-disc Vladimir Ashkenazy Complete Concerto Recordings box set!

© Decca | Ben Ealovega
© Decca | Ben Ealovega

It's piano month on Bachtrack! To celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win a huge box set of concerto recordings by the legendary pianist and conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy.

Celebrating his 80th birthday in July this year, Ashkenazy marked this milestone with a bumper crop of new releases and reissues on Decca Classics. 

To win the monster box set Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Complete Concerto Recordings, all you need to do is answer the question below. The clue for can be found in our recent interview

© Decca | Ben Ealovega
© Decca | Ben Ealovega

Decca has compiled a major new collection of Ashkenazy’s Complete Concerto Recordings – featuring every concerto recording he made for the label as a pianist, plus a previously unpublished Mozart K488. As well as new essays, there are 46 CDs in original jackets with printed spines, in chronological order allowing listeners to follow the development of the artist over his prolific career recording exclusively for Decca.

The set contains three Beethoven cycles, including the Grammy-winning recordings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti (1973), two Rachmaninov cycles, and the Prokofiev, Brahms, Bartók and Mozart cycles.

There are also 2 DVDs featuring Ashkenazy’s 1974 recordings with Bernard Haitink of the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos with extra documentary footage and the Beethoven overtures, filmed at the Royal Festival Hall.


INCLUDES

  •  THREE Beethoven cycles, including the Grammy® award winning recordings with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti (1973), TWO Rachmaninov cycles, and the Prokofiev, Brahms, Bartók and Mozart cycles
  • Recordings of Ashkenazy directing from the piano – the Beethoven cycle with the Cleveland Orchestra and Mozart with Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Extensive booklet with new essays by critic Jed Distler and career-long manager Jasper Parrot.
© Keith Saunders
© Keith Saunders
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