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Vladimir Ashkenazy: Master Musician

Overview

The Russian pianist-conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy b. 1937 toplines this compilation. It begins with the biographical documentary The Vital Juices Are Russian -- filmed in 1968, not long after Ashkenazy moved from London to Iceland, and directed by Christopher Nupen. Also included are a montage of sequences from the 26 films that Nupen and Ashkenazy made together, and a concert film with music based on Rachmaninov's "Corelli Variations," performed at Lugario.
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Overview

The Russian pianist-conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy b. 1937 toplines this compilation. It begins with the biographical documentary The Vital Juices Are Russian -- filmed in 1968, not long after Ashkenazy moved from London to Iceland, and directed by Christopher Nupen. Also included are a montage of sequences from the 26 films that Nupen and Ashkenazy made together, and a concert film with music based on Rachmaninov's "Corelli Variations," performed at Lugario.
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Special Features

Personal introductions by Christopher Nupen; Allegro Molto, an Allegro Films Compilation
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/2008
  • UPC: 814446010055
  • Original Release: 2008
  • Source: Christopher Nupen
  • Region Code: 0
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,347

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Vladimir Ashkenzy: Master Musician
1. Allegro Film Presents [:00]
1. Introduction by Christopher Nupen [1:47]
2. Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Vital Juices Are Russian [1:03]
1. Introduction by Christopher Nupen [:31]
2. Montage: Respighi, Mussorgski, Sibeius, Tchaikovsky [:53]
6. Interview with Vladimir Ashkenazy [2:37]
1. Introduction by Christopher Nupen [:00]
2. Title Sequence - Antwerp [1:47]
3. The Russian [1:03]
4. Touring 1 - Rotterdam [:31]
5. Rest - Iceland [:53]
6. The New House - Reykjavik [2:37]
7. The Children- Issafjordur [1:53]
8. Recording César Franck - London [6:15]
9. Reflections 1 - Iceland [1:17]
10. Stravinsky 1 - London [3:51]
11. Reflections 2 - To Do Justice To The Music [1:00]
12. Stravinskyh 2 - The Rite of Spring [1:04]
13. Touring 2 - Antwerp [4:00]
14. Beethoven - Rotterdam [2:29]
15. Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 5 [1:50]
16. Reflections 3 - Beethoven [1:30]
17. Supper With Edo de Waart - Young Conductors [4:51]
18. Reflections 4 - Russia [1:52]
19. Touring 3 - The Hague [1:22]
20. Beethoven - Bagatelle Op 126 [:35]
21. Chopin - Etude Op 10 No 2 [3:27]
22. Reflections 5 - The Medium [1:41]
23. Critics and Thorunn Ashkenazy [1:42]
24. Reflections 6 - What am I? [1:53]
25. Credits [:42]
1. Introduction by Christopher Nupen [:00]
2. Introduction 1 - Sergei Rachmaninov [2:39]
3. Introduction 2 - Vladimir Ashkenazy [:33]
4. Title [:10]
5. The Tune and the Legend [2:27]
6. The Emigré Composer [1:18]
7. The Harmonies [4:16]
8. Russian-ness [:19]
9. Modesty [3:33]
10. Variations - Metamorphoses [7:18]
11. Conclusion [1:41]
12. Corelli Variations Concert Performance [19:28]
13. Credits [:56]
1. Introduction by Christopher Nupen [:00]
2. Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Vital Juices Are Russian [1:47]
3. The Trout [1:03]
4. Allegro Molto Title Sequence [:31]
5. Double Concerto [:53]
6. Jacqueline [2:37]
7. Segovia at Los Olivos [1:53]
8. The Ghost [6:15]
9. Pinchas Zukerman: Here to Make Music [1:17]
10. Itzak Perlman: Virtuoso Violinist [3:51]
11. Carmen: The Dream and the Destiny [1:00]
12. Elegies for the Deaths of Three Spanish Poets [1:04]
13. Andrés Segovia: The Song of the Guitar [4:00]
14. Ottorino Respighi: A Dream of Italy [2:29]
15. Pinchas Zukerman & Itzhak Perlman [1:50]
16. Jean Sibelius: The Early Years [1:30]
17. Nathan Milstein: Master of Invention [4:51]
18. Jacqueline du Pré and the Elgar Cello Concerto [1:52]
19. Modest Mussorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition [1:22]
20. Tchaikovsky's Women [:35]
21. Paganini's Daemon: A Most Enduring Legend [3:27]
22. Evgeny Kissin: The Gift of Music [1:41]
23. Evgeny Kissen at the Royal Albert Hall [1:42]
24. Remembering Jacqueline du Pré [1:53]
25. Franz Peter Schubert: The Greatest Love and the Greatest Sorrow [:42]
26. Who was Jacqueline du Pré" [:43]
27. We Want the Light! [:00]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Vladimir Ashkenzy: Master Musician
   Films
      Films (1/2)
      Films (2/20
         Introduction by Christopher Nupen
         Sergei Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations - Introduced and Played by Vladimir Ashkenazy
         Introduction by Christopher Nupen
         Allegro Molto Compilation
   Subtitles
      Deutsch
      Español
      Français
      Italiano
      Subtitles: None
   Chapters
      Vladimir Ashkenazy: The Vital Juices Are Russian
      Montage: Respighi, Mussorgski, Sibelius, Tchaikovsky
         Introduction by Christopher Nupen
         Ottorino Respight - A Dream of Italy
         Modest Mussorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition
         Jean Sibelius: The Early Years
         Tchaikovky's Women
      Interview - Music and Musical Gifts
      Sergei Rachmaninov: Corelli Variations Introduced and Played by Vladimir Ashkenazy
      Allegro Molto Compilation
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