This DVD presents Ashkenazy as pianist, conductor, musical guide, and master musician. Christopher Nupen directs. The DVD includes the portrait film The Vital Juices are Russian, shot in 1968 when Ashkenazy moved from London to Iceland with his family. Also included is a montage of sequences from the 26 films Nupen has made with Ashkenazy as conductor and a performance film based on Rachmaninov's Corelli Variations, performed at Lugano, which hasn't been published before. Also included is a short interview with Ashkenazy, who talks about musical gifts and their origins.