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concert Ashkenazy plays Beethoven A recital in Essex filmed by Christopher Nupen

A recital in Essex filmed by Christopher Nupen

Ashkenazy plays Beethoven A recital in Essex filmed by Christopher Nupen

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1972 saw the magnificent Vladimir Ashkenazy at “a new peak both in his playing and in his career,” says Christopher Nupen. Though the pianist had been reluctant to agree to perform in a television studio, Nupen and his crew arranged two recitals at the University of Essex and attended carefully to every detail, ensuring that Ashkenazy would be able to focus only on the music.

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Program

  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13, "Pathétique"
    • 1. Grave — Allegro molto e con brio
    • 2. Adagio cantabile
    • 3. Rondo: Allegro
  • Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110
    • 1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
    • 2. Allegro molto
    • 3. Adagio ma non troppo
    • 4. Fuga

Details

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  • Venue: University of Essex (Essex, Great Britain)
  • Production date: 1972
  • Recording date: 1972
  • Duration: 52 min
  • Production: © Allegro Films
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