Vladimir Ashkenazy can conduct anything from Beethoven to Stravinsky, with stops along the way for Brahms, Dvorák, Debussy, and Berg, as well as such relatively unfamiliar composers like Josef Suk. Here, Ashkenazy has gathered four infrequently heard works by Bohuslav Martinu - his orchestral Overture from 1934, Les Fresques de Piera della Francesca from 1956, and two of his piano concertos, the Second from 1934, and Fourth from 1956 - and given each work the deluxe treatment with the aid of the expert Sinfonieorchester Basel.
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Joined by virtuoso Swiss pianist Robert Kilinsky in the concertos, Ashkenazy has delivered a Martinu recording that every fan of the composer will want to hear again and again, particularly in Ondine's crisp, clean but highly evocative digital sound.
Vladimir Ashkenazy, Robert Kilinsky. Primary Artist, Piano. Piano, Primary Artist. Composer, Quotation Author. Liner Note Translation. Sinfonieorchester Basel.
Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович Ашкена́зи, Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazi; born 6 July 1937) is an internationally recognized solo pianist, chamber music performer, and conductor. He is originally from Russia and has held Icelandic citizenship since 1972. He has lived in Switzerland since 1978. Ashkenazy has collaborated with well-known orchestras and soloists. In addition, he has recorded a large storehouse of classical and romantic works
Martinůo, Robert Kolinsky, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Sinfonieorchester Basel – Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 4, Etc. Label
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album. For those who know Karel Ancerl's recordings, Vladimir Ashkenazy's more relaxed phrasing takes getting used to, but the Swiss orchestra here radiates an apt Martinu glow. Also included are the Piano Concertos No. 2 of 1934 (grandly tuneful) and No. 4 of 1956 ("Incantation," aptly mysterious), with dynamic performances by Swiss pianist Robert Kolinsky. - N. om, Bradley Bambarger, December 3, 2009.
|1||Overture, H. 345 Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||6:40|
|Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 2, H. 237|
|2||1. Allegro moderato Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||8:21|
|3||2. Poco andante Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||6:31|
|4||3. Poco allegro Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||6:30|
|Les Fresques de Piero della Francesca, H. 352|
|5||1. Andante poco moderato Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||7:40|
|6||2. Adagio Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||6:05|
|7||3. Poco allegro Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||5:28|
|Concerto for piano and orchestra No. 4 "Incantation", H. 358|
|8||1. Poco allegro Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||8:56|
|9||2. Poco moderato Bohuslav Martinu||Vladimir Ashkenazy / Robert Kilinsky||9:36|
CreditsVladimir Ashkenazy - Conductor, Primary Artist
Heinz Becker - Piano Technician
Ales Brezina - Liner Notes
Eduardo Nestor Gomez - Cover Design, Layout
Jakob Händel - Engineer
Jean-Christophe Hausmann - Booklet Editor
Reijo Kiilunen - Executive Producer
Robert Kilinsky - Piano, Primary Artist
Enno Maemets - Digital Editing
Bohuslav Martinu - Composer, Quotation Author
Cecile Pierburg - Liner Note Translation
Sinfonieorchester Basel - Orchestra
Alberto Venzago - Cover Photo
Andreas Werner - Recording Producer