Vladimir Ashkenazy was born in Gorky, in 1937. He has lived in the Soviet Union, in England, in Iceland, and in Switzerland, but he spent most of his professional life traveling. He is unusually private and all-assuming for his profession and yet he is known and affectionately remembered by millions of people all over the world (by Allegrofilms).
An Horowitz Interview from 1977.
Vladimir Horowitz, Krystian Zimerman, Evgenij Kisin
In this video Bernstein introduces in a very simple and effective way, what the listeners should expect from a performance of the Bach’s Concerto No.1 in D minor (BWV 1052) by him, Gould and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Gould here is 28 years old.
The whole concert is at the bottom of the page.
Obviously, I had some aptitude. – Maurizio Pollini
The Claudio Abbado Era, the fall of the Berlin wall and the Berliner Philharmoniker together in this insightful video documentary.
Sergei Rachmaninoff – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Piano: Martha Argerich
Conductor: Riccardo Chailly
Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
Claudio Abbado conducts Mahler symphony no.7 with the Lucern Festival Orchestra, a mix of the best europeans musicians from different orchestras.
A BBC Documentary providing unique insights into the working life of one of the world’s most acclaimed musicians: the conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
As “21st century artists” we tend to underestimate the fact that in 5 seconds we can find on youtube a video of Igor Stravinsky conducting his own pieces. Here is Bernstein, remembering us how lucky we are (without the youtube part).