Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ashkenazy Down Under

Interesting write-up on pianist-turned-conductor, Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Conducting, says Ashkenazy, has enabled him to explore a repertoire far greater than that available to him solely as a pianist. "You can't complain about the piano repertoire - it's fantastic, there's far more written for it than there is for any other instrument - but the orchestral repertoire is probably even larger, or maybe just about the same, but there is so much variety.

Read the rest here.

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