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Soloist: Ashkenazy, Vladimir
Schubert, Franz - Composer
3 Klavierstucke, D. 946
Fantasy in C major, Op. 15, D. 760, "Wandererfantasie"
Schumann, Robert - Composer
Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11
Venue: BBC Glascow Studios, Scotland
Playing Time: 01:20:08
Catalogue Number: ICAD5101
The program showcases Ashkenazy at the peak of his powers as a pianist, performing Schubert's Impromptus D.946 Nos. 1 & 2 and the Wanderer Fantasy, alongside Schumann's widely-loved Arabeske and Piano Sonata No. 1 – a piece that is certainly an unusual and interesting choice for such a recital. His calm exterior means that all of his energy is projected into infusing this performance with the variety each piece affords.
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