ASHKENAZY, Vladimir: Vital Juices are Russian (The)


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The Vital Juices are Russian
Nupen, Christopher - Television Director

Year of Production: 1968
Playing Time: 00:51:05
Catalogue Number: NUPEN020

The portrait film, Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Vital Juices Are Russian, includes sequences with Itzhak Perlman, Daniel Barenboim, Edo de Waart and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. It features music by Beethoven, Chopin, César Franck and Stravinsky.

Vladimir Ashkenazy has had a particular affection for the music of Rachmaninoff throughout his professional life, and his performances have long had the ring both of authenticity and of deep commitment. This is not surprising in a Russian-born and Russian-trained musician of Ashkenazy's stature, but it is worth remembering that for many years after his emigration from the Soviet Union his interest in Russian music was somewhat eclipsed by his concern to master the music of the Western European traditions.

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