Vladimir Ashkenazy: Chopin
Vladimir Ashkenazy performs the 24 Preludes
Sky Arts 2 brings Chopin’s 24 Preludes, Op. 28 to television screens this week in Christopher Nupen's film that features a rare complete performance from the acclaimed Russian pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy.
Chopin dedicated the Op. 28 Preludes to the German pianist and composer Joseph Christopher Kessler and they were later given programmatic titles by conductor Hans von Bülow.