Vladimir Ashkenazy

The Complete Solo Recordings


Decca proudly present the Complete Solo Piano Recordings of Vladimir Ashkenazy in one edition for the very first time. An incredible 85 albums. This new 89CD + 1BD-A edition will be released to mark his 85th birthday (July 2022).

Paying tribute to one of the pianists he most admires, Sviatoslav Richter, Ashkenazy said that, “It was his devotion and commitment to his art that will be his legacy”. Looking back at his long and distinguished career, this is surely a description which is equally true of Ashkenazy himself.

Highlights of this new edition include:
• His monumental recording project of Chopin’s complete solo piano works (1972–84)
• Complete solo piano works of Rachmaninoff – a composer Ashkenazy has always been devoted to
• His most celebrated albums of works by these two ever-present composers—Chopin and Rachmaninoff—have been remastered in 24bit/96kHz and are presented on Blu-ray Audio for the first time
• The landmark & Grammy Award-winning set of Shostakovich’s Twenty-Four Preludes & Fugues
• Another Grammy Award-winning recording: Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit; Pavane pour une infante défunte; Valses nobles et sentimentales
• Plus many more highly acclaimed recordings including Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, and the complete sonatas by Beethoven & Scriabin

CD 1–3 Das Woltemperierte Klavier Books 1 & 2
CD 4–5 Partitas Nos. 1–6
CD 6 French Overture; Italian Concerto
CD 7 French Suites Nos. 1–6
CD 8 English Suites 1–3

CD 9–27 Piano Sonatas (Analogue & Digital recordings)
CD 27 Diabelli Variations; Variations on a Russian Dance
CD 28 BLAKE Piano Works
CD 29 BRAHMS Variations & Fugue on a theme by Handel; Piano Sonata No.3

CD 30 Ballades Nos 1–4
CD 31 4 Scherzi
CD 32 Recital at Essex University
CD 33–47 Piano Works Vol.1-15
CD 48 24 Preludes, Op.28; Piano Sonata No.3
CD 49 Ballade No.4; 3 Waltzes; 3 Mazurkas etc.
CD 50 LISZT Etudes d'éxécution; Mephisto Waltz

CD 51 Piano Sonatas K310 & K576; Rondo K511
CD 52 Piano Sonatas K311, K457 & K570

CD 53 Pictures at an Exhibition (Piano & Orchestral Versions)
CD 54 Pictures at an Exhibition

CD 55 Piano Sonatas Nos. 7 & 8 etc.
CD 56 Piano Sonatas Nos. 6, 7 & 8
CD 57 Pieces from “Romeo & Juliet” and “Cinderella”

CD 58 Corelli Variations etc.
CD 59 Preludes Op.3, No.2; Op.23 & Op.32
CD 60 Piano Sonata No.2; Nine Etudes-Tableaux
CD 61 Corelli Variations; Etudes-Tableaux, Op.39
CD 62 Morceaux de fantasie; Moments musicaux, Op.16
CD 63 Piano Sonata No.1; Chopin Variations
CD 64 Morceaux, Op.11; Romance; Waltz; Transcriptions
CD 65 Rarities
CD 66 CHOPIN Scherzo No.4 etc.; RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit
CD 67 RAVEL Gaspard de la Nuit; Pavane; Valses Nobles et Sentimentales

CD 68 Piano Sonatas Nos. 13 & 14; Hungarian Melody in B minor, D.817; 12 Waltzes, D.145
CD 69 Piano Sonata No.18
CD 70 Piano Sonata No. 17; 4 Deutsche Tänze from 17 Landler, D.366
CD 71 Pian Sonata No. 21; “Wanderer” Fantasy in C
CD 72 Piano Sonata No.20; 4 Impromptus, D.899

CD 73 Fantasie, Op.17; Symphonic Studies, Op.13
CD 74 Kreisleriana, Op.16; Humoresque, Op.20
CD 75 Symphonic Studies, Op.13; Arabesque; Papillons
CD 76 Carnaval, Op.9; Humoresque, Op.20
CD 77 Waldszenen, Op.82; Kinderszenen, Op.15; Piano Sonata No.1
CD 78 Davidsbündlertänze, Op.6; 8 Fantasiestücke, Op.12
CD 79 Kreisleriana, Op.16; Piano Sonata No.2
CD 80 Abegg Variations, Op.1; Fantasie, Op.17; Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op.26
CD 81 Bunte Blatter, Op.99; Nachtstücke. Op.23; 3 Romanzen, Op.28

CD 82 Piano Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, 5 & 9 “Black Mass”
CD 83 Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 “Sonata Fantasy”, 7 “White Mass” & 10; Quatre Morceaux, Op.56; 2 Danses, Op.73; 2 Poèmes
CD 84 Piano Sonatas Nos. 1, 6 & 8; Four Pieces, Op.61
CD 85 Vers la flame etc.

CD 86–87 Preludes & Fugues
CD 88 Piano Sonata No.2; Aphorisms, Op.13 etc.
CD 89 TCHAIKOVSKY The Seasons etc.

5 best-selling & award-winning albums of CHOPIN & RACHMANINOFF in 24bit 96kHz
Prelude Op.45, 4 Scherzi, Barcarolle [SXL 6334]; 4 Ballades, 3 Etudes, op.posth. [SXL 6143], Etudes opp.10 & 25 [SXL 6710]
Complete Preludes [5BB221-2], Sonata 2 & Etudes-tableux op.33 [SXL 6996]

Release date: 1 July, 2022