Vladimir Horowitz: Last of the Romantics (CD)

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Vladimir Horowitz


“His wizardry was undeniable, his technique unique. Playing with almost flat fingers, which requires great strength, and with minimum use of the pedal, he was frequently praised for making the most demanding works appear easy … excitement generated at his concerts was white-hot and his pyrotechnics left audiences open-mouthed: Emanuel Ax commented that Horowitz was always in complete control, while suggesting ‘that everything was just on the verge of going haywire’.”(James Murray)

“Primitive sound can't dissipate the magical authority of Horowitz's playing here, with magnificent Chopin, Liszt where the oubursts of virtuosity come with careful deliberation, and Scriabin at his juiciest.” BBC Music 2015

  1. Mozart: Rondo alla Turca 3:43
  2. Chopin: Waltz No.3 in A minor, Op.34, No.2 4:58
  3. Chopin: Barcarolle, Op.60 8:40
  4. Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words
    Elégie/Spring Song/The Shepherd’s Complaint 7:03
  5. Mendelssohn/Horowitz: Wedding March
    and Variations after Liszt 6:05
  6. Schumann: Arabesque, Op.18 6:35
  7. Liszt/Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 8:48
  8. Liszt/Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.19 9:46
  9. Scriabin: Sonata No.9 in one movement
    ‘Black Mass’, Op.68 6:22
  10. Moszkowski: Étincelles 2:12
  11. Debussy: Children’s Corner
    Serenade for the Doll 2:55
  12. Bizet/Horowitz: Variations on Themes from Carmen 3:35
  13. Sousa/Horowitz: Stars and Stripes Forever 3:53