A double-bill screening featuring Russian-Icelandic conductor and pianist, Vladimir Ashkenazy, is the next program in the Arts on Film series to be screened this Wednesday 6 June in Arts.

Allegro Films, c2008Allegro Films, c2008

Ashkenazy is an internationally recognized conductor and currently Principal Conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. He is also possibly the most frequently recorded pianist in history with a discography that runs to 56 pages.  The first program Vladimir Ashkenazy : master musician : the vital juices are Russian, is a musical portrait shot in 1968 when he moved with his family to Iceland.  It includes appearances by Thorunn Ashkenazy, Itzhak Perlman, Edo de Waart and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.

London, [19-?]London, [19-?]

The second program Corelli Variations by Rachmaninov, features Ashkenazy discussing the piece followed by a complete concert performance on piano.   Both films are directed by Christopher Nupen.

The Ashkenazy double-bill commences at 12.00 noon and concludes at 1.35 pm (approx). It will be held in the Arts Listening-Viewing Room. Enter via the Arts Reading Room and Audio-visual Centre (from Trescowthick Information Centre). Admission is free. No bookings required, but come early as seating is limited. Enjoy!

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