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Offline hautbois

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Ashkenazy's Rach concertos
« on: May 06, 2007, 09:53:13 PM »
Did Ashkenazy ever record a 2nd cycle or separately? (Other than the cycle with LSO) Who recorded the full cycle (or at leas 2 and 3 in particular) which are well worth mentioning?

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Re: Ashkenazy's Rach concertos
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2007, 02:07:36 AM »
Did Ashkenazy ever record a 2nd cycle or separately? (Other than the cycle with LSO) Who recorded the full cycle (or at leas 2 and 3 in particular) which are well worth mentioning?

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Yes, he did record a second cycle. It was with Haitink.

As far as the full cycle, I only find Rudy/Jansons to be solid enough in all 5 works to be worth mentioning. Its available on EMI and Brilliant Classics. The sound and the performance are excellent.

As for 2 and 3, my two favorite couplings for those two are Ashkenazy/Kondrashin/Fistoulari for their poetic interpretation and Janis/Dorati for their more extrovert performance.

 

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Re: Ashkenazy's Rach concertos
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2007, 04:42:25 AM »
Howard,

2 cycles - 1 with the LCO, Previn and the other with the RCOA, Haitink. As George said, there is also the Fistoulari/Kondrashin outing. (BBC Mag could have chosen this as their top pick for No.2). For me, my fav. No 2 is by Earl Wild/Horenstein and RPO on Chesky and the No 3 is by Argerich/Chailly live on Philips.

Regards - CH