Conductor Lorin Maazel leads longstanding Decca pianist/conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and the London Symphony Orchestra in an equally expert and elegant performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 in B Flat Minor. Gramophone wrote, "Maazel (with the LSO) follows Ashkenazy scrupulously and whips up the excitement when required...Ashkenazy has a particularly quick response to Tchaikovsky's switches of mood, his flashes of brilliance or melancholy."
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).
Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, composer
Lorin Maazel, conductor
Vladimir Ashkenazy, piano
London Symphony Orchestra