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Great Moments: Horowitz Live At Carnegie Hall


Release Date: 11/11/2013 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 376860   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiFranz Joseph HaydnFrédéric ChopinFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir HorowitzDietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Conductor:  George Szell
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Great Moments: Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall is a limited-edition, 2-CD set of highlights from Vladimir Horowitz’s complete Carnegie Hall recitals from 1943 to 1978. Great Moments is packaged in a special hard cover digipack and includes a 24-page booklet with liner notes by Jed Distler, rare photos and more. Great Moments: Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall is a limited-edition, 2-CD set of highlights from Vladimir Horowitz’s complete Carnegie Hall recitals from 1943 to 1978. Great Moments is packaged in a special hard cover digipack and includes a 24-page booklet with liner notes by Jed Distler, rare photos and more. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 55/L 335 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 02/01/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Keyboard no 38 in F major, H 16 no 23 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1967 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1967 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
5. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6. Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 104b: no 3 in A minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/26/1967 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
7. Blumenstück for Piano in D flat major, Op. 19 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
8. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 4, Au bord d'une source by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1975 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
9. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 6, Vallée d'Obermann by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 12 Minutes 38 Secs. 
10. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1975 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 16 Secs. 
11. L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12. Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
13. Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 6, Etincelles by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/16/1975 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14. Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 01/02/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
15. Toccata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/20/1950 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
16. Dichterliebe, op. 48: 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau ()
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1976 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
17. Dichterliebe, op. 48: 2. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (), Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/18/1976 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
18. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, op. 36: 3. L'istesso tempo - Allegro molto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/24/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
19. Pictures at an exhibition: no 16, The Great Gate of Kiev by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
20. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 02/25/1953 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 9 Minutes 6 Secs. 
21. Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564: 1. Preludio, quasi improvvisando. Tempo moderato by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1712; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 34 Secs. 
22. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 1. Andante grazioso e variazioni by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 1 Secs. 
23. Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs. 
24. Concerto for piano & orchestra No. 1 in B flat minor, op. 23: 3. Allegro con fuoco by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 01/12/1953 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
25. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1949 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

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 Classic Memorable Horowitz December 11, 2013 By David G. (Lakebay, WA) See All My Reviews "Many of the memorable classic performances are in this collection. It is what one hopes for. I bought it for the Great Gate finale from Moussorsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, which was stolen from me years ago. This is the performance in which Horowitz adds notes. Somewhat silly but nonetheless great fun. Through the years it was fun to compare the insanity of the Horowitz performance with the Richter Sophia performance. Both are rapturously absurd, and it's hard to choose between the two. Having said that, serious performances abound in this collection with much to delight. And a phenomenal bargain at the price." Report Abuse
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