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3 Classic Albums: The Studio Recordings; Horowitz in Moscow; Horowitz at Home / Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Audio Samples

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Liszt, Franz : Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne"
>Liszt, Franz : Valses oubliees (4) for Piano, S 215
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Liszt, Franz : Soirée de Vienne 6 (after Schubert)
>Liszt, Franz : Annees de pelerinage, deuxieme annee, S 161 "Italie"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 21 in C sharp minor, Op. 30/4, CT. 71
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Etincelles (Morceau caracteristique), Op. 3/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Lachtaubchen (Behr) "Polka de W.R."
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K. 281 (K.189f)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Liszt, Franz : Erlkonig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4
>Liszt, Franz : Soirees de Vienne, valse caprice for piano no 7 (after Schubert D. 365) S. 427/7 (LW A131/7)

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224
>Liszt, Franz : Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne"
>Liszt, Franz : Valses oubliees (4) for Piano, S 215
>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
>Liszt, Franz : Soirée de Vienne 6 (after Schubert)
>Liszt, Franz : Annees de pelerinage, deuxieme annee, S 161 "Italie"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 21 in C sharp minor, Op. 30/4, CT. 71
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Etincelles (Morceau caracteristique), Op. 3/6
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Lachtaubchen (Behr) "Polka de W.R."
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K. 281 (K.189f)
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Liszt, Franz : Erlkonig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4
>Liszt, Franz : Soirees de Vienne, valse caprice for piano no 7 (after Schubert D. 365) S. 427/7 (LW A131/7)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Vladimir Horowitz: Five months after wrapping up The Last Romantic, Vladimir Horowitz decided to make his first studio recording since the 1970s. It finds the pianist more "settled in," so to speak, on more relaxed yet, at the same time, more daring form. You can hear this throughout Schumann's Kreisleriana, which has mellowed and ripened since Horowitz first recorded it in 1968. Inner voices gently emerge from nowhere, while the composer's arching cantilenas take on new colors and shadings. However, the accents still startle, the bass notes ring purposefully, and the knotty virtuosic passages retain their flair and bite. Horowitz starts Scriabin's D sharp minor Etude more quietly than in his previous recordings, and cannily reserves his febrile power for the final climax. When New York Times critic Donal Henahan wrote that Horowitz's Scarlatti "has long been the despair of other pianists and the delight of audiences," he could have been describing this recital's two elegantly dispatched sonatas. And another American critic, Harris Goldsmith - one who did not admire Horowitz unreservedly - claimed that the present recording of Schubert's B flat Impromptu "serves the music better than do many more 'orthodox' readings," citing the "darting, hummingbird like whimsy of the G flat variation" and the "perfect left-hand delineation of the final one."

Horowitz In Moscow In a career filled with significant peaks and landmarks, Vladimir Horowitz's return to Russia in 1986 for the first time in 61 years may have been the high point. It felt like home, and, as the pianist told his biographer, critic Harold C. Schonberg, "at home everybody loves you." Horowitz may have been an American citizen, yet the Moscow and Leningrad audiences knew very well that the most influential Russian pianist of his era was back, and they understood what he represented. "Some of us pianists are good technicians, some of us are good musicians, but very few have this magical touch where the sound is floating. He had it as probably nobody else," observed pianist Vladimir Feltsman, who was in the audience at the 20 April Moscow concert, which the American CBS network claimed to be the first full-length piano recital televised live. Although the CD does not contain the entire program, the event's communicative essence resonates nonetheless. Horowitz restores the Mozart K 330 Sonata's first movement exposition repeat omitted on The Last Romantic, and he adds new dimensions to old standbys like the two Chopin Mazurkas, Liszt's Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Moszkowski's Étincelles and Rachmaninov's Polka de W.?R.



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 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: 3 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Liszt, Franz : Impromptu for Piano in F sharp major, S 191 "Nocturne"
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1872

>Liszt, Franz : Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1881

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Schubert, Franz : March militaire
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: March
  • Written: circa 1822

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757
  • Studio/Live: Live

>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. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1783
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Prelude, Op. 32, no 5
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1910
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1886-1889
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Scriabin, Alexander : Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1894
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Soirée de Vienne 6 (after Schubert)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1852
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie"
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 21 in C sharp minor, Op. 30/4, CT. 71
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Étincelles (Morceau caractéristique), Op. 3/6
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Lachtäubchen (Behr) "Polka de W.R."
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1911
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B flat major, K. 281 (K.189f)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 17 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1775

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 8 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 6 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1786

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 2 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1823

>Liszt, Franz : Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 5 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Liszt, Franz : Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano no 7 (after Schubert D. 365) S. 427/7 (LW A131/7)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 6 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1846-1852

>Liszt, Franz : Soirée de Vienne 6 (after Schubert)
  • Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
  • Notes: 1986-02-01&1988-12-??&1989-
  • Running Time: 6 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1852