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Horowitz: Return to Chicago - music by Scarlatti, Mozart, Scriabin, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin, Moszkowski / Vladimir Horowitz, piano (October 26, 1986) (first release)

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège"
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Schumann, Robert : Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
>Liszt, Franz : Sonetto del Petrarca no 104 (Pace non trovo; II) for piano (Années II/5), S. 161/5 (LW A55/5)
>Liszt, Franz : Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano no 6 (I; after Schubert D. 969 & 779) S. 427/6 (LW A131/
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Étincelles, for piano, Op. 36/6
>Word, Spoken : Normal Pellegrini Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 25, 1986
>Word, Spoken : Tom Willis Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 30, 1974
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

A world-premiere release on CD, this album contains the live recording from Vladimir Horowitz's final recital in Chicago's Orchestra Hall on October 26, 1986. The concert program begins with two Scarlatti sonatas before revisiting his favorite Mozart and Scriabin pieces. The second half brings new repertoire to the DG discography: the Schumann Arabesque and a Chopin Mazurka - 10 minutes of new Horowitz - before ending with a Chopin Scherzo and two evergreen encores.

Gramophone Magazine, January 2016
No one could imitate anything Horowitz did, and that's particularly true of his Scarlatti, which combines lightness of action and the subtlest of pedalling...Schumann's Arabeske, new to his DG output though by no means new to his discography as a whole, has a pearlescent beauty, a reactivity that gives new tints to the main theme each time it reappears...this is another compelling addition to the vast Horowitz legacy.

Classical Music, January 2016
Recorded by WFMT's engineers in 1986 during the pianist's Indian summer, this fly-on-the-wall glimpse of Horowitz live is both welcome and enjoyable. Scarlatti and Mozart glitter; Schumann and Liszt compel: this is vintage stuff.

American Record Guide, March/April 2016
This is Horowitz's final recital in Chicago. The program is similar to many Horowitz performed - a selection of standards. It includes two works new to Horowitz's discography: Schumann's 'Arabeske' and Chopin's Mazurka, Op. 63:3.

The playing is as expected from Horowitz: there are few surprises. The Scarlatti sonatas, both in E, show his fine touch and expressive range. He has a unique take on the first, employing interesting articulations and embellishments. Mozart's Rondo also has ingenious tempos and grace notes. The Scherzo 1 is controlled yet majestic.



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Works Details

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 380 (L. 23) "Cortège"
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1783.
  • Running Time: 17 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schumann, Robert : Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Liszt, Franz : Sonetto del Petrarca no 104 (Pace non trovo; II) for piano (Années II/5), S. 161/5 (LW A55/5)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Liszt, Franz : Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano no 6 (I; after Schubert D. 969 & 779) S. 427/6 (LW A131/
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1852

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1835

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen no 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Étincelles, for piano, Op. 36/6
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Word, Spoken : Normal Pellegrini Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 25, 1986
  • Running Time: 8 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Word, Spoken : Tom Willis Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 30, 1974
  • Running Time: 32 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic