Conductor Georg Solti leads longstanding Decca pianist/conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in remarkable performances of Ludwig van Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 and Leonora Overture in C Major, Op. 72b. Gramophone hailed the recording as, "...Superb. The range of Ashkenazy's tone is tremendous...Sir Georg Solti's accompaniment is right on the spot and his Chicago orchestra is recorded with a fine depth of sound."
Featuring an extensive repertoire that ranges from Bach to Bartók, Vladimir Ashkenazy's Decca discography comprises a vast number of recordings, many of which have been crowned with prizes. As one of the most acclaimed pianists of his generation, he has received Grammy awards among other accolades for Beethoven's Piano Concertos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Sir Georg Solti (1973), for Beethoven's Sonatas for Violin and Piano with Itzhak Perlman (1978), a Ravel program of solo works (1985) and Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues (1999).
Ludwig van Beethoven, composer
Georg Solti, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
Chicago Symphony Orchestra