World-renowned artist Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra in a spellbinding performance of Debussy’s La Mer. This famous set of symphonic sketches inspired by the sea was written between 1903 and 1905 and is one of the composer’s most admired and frequently performed orchestral works.
Vladimir Ashkenazy is one of a few artists to combine a successful career as a pianist and conductor. Since rising to fame following the 1955 Chopin Competition in Warsaw and 1956 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels he has built an extraordinary career, inspiring audiences across the world.
Join the rising stars of classical music as they work side-by-side with some of today's greatest musicians, conductors, and singers, including Gerald Finley, Sarah Connolly, and many more. Experience this fascinating series of master classes and concerts on medici.tv.
Photo: Vladimir Ashkenazy © Chris Christodoulou
A film by Christopher Nupen