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Vladimir Davidovich Ashkenazy (sometimes transliterated Ashkenazi) (Russian: Влади́мир Дави́дович А́шкенази) (born July 6, 1937) is a Russian conductor and, more notably, a pianist. He was born in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Ashkenazy began his studies at the age of 6 and showing prodigious talent, was accepted at the Central Music School at 8. A graduate of the Moscow Conservatory, he won second prize in the prestigious International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1955 and shared first… read more

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  • Avatar for Ntagfoo
    You da man
  • Avatar for Mishimamo
    The way he plays Rach's piano concertos is with such passion, warmth and expression. I can't help but smile and cry when I am on one of his rollercoasters.
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    up
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    Fabulous musician! Australia will miss you Vovo!
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    His Chopin makes me feel as if I am floating.
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    I hate his chopin.
  • Avatar for Muftobration
    This fucker takes the piss. Not sure what that means, but it sounds so right.
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    Fantastic!
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    polonaise. Polish dance.

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