Conductor Lorin Maazel leads longstanding Decca pianist/conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London Symphony Orchestra in performances of Alexander Scriabin's Prometheus and Piano Concerto in F Sharp minor, Op. 20. The famous recording of rarely performed pieces is being reissued on 180g vinyl with its original jacket as part of Decca's 80th birthday celebration of Ashkenazy who has been on the label the longest.
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).
"It is rare to find, in the same artist, the very highest levels of musical talent living alongside the deepest genuine humility. None has that rare combination in higher degree than Vladimir Ashkenazy." - Gramophone
Alexander Scriabin, composer
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra