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Vladimir Ashkenazy: Complete Concerto Recordings

"In celebration of his 80th birthday, Decca presents a milestone collection of Ashkenazy's complete concerto recordings for the label as pianist. An original jackets collection with printed spines, new essays and chronological ordering so we can follow the development of the artist over his prolific career recording exclusively for Decca as a pianist; includes the added bonus of two DVDs featuring performances of the complete Beethoven piano concertos with Bernard Haitink.

• 46 CDs in original jackets presented chronologically so we can follow the development of the artist over his 50+ years career on Decca
• Every concerto recording made for Decca with Ashkenazy as pianist
• Includes a previously unpublished Mozart K488
• 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
• Extensive booklet with new essays by critic Jed Distler and career-long manager Jasper Parrot.
• 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"