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Horowitz Encores


Release Date: 02/22/1990 
Label:  Rca Victor Gold Seal Catalog #: 7755   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Vladimir HorowitzFranz LisztWolfgang Amadeus MozartFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 1 Hours 9 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Vladimir Horowitz's concerts are the stuff of legends. An excellent showman in addition to being one of the greatest pianists of all time, he always had an answer to the applause and requests for encores. ENCORES is a collection of some of the pieces he prepared for such occasions.
These selections include some of more crowd-pleasing pieces from the classical repertoire, five of which were transcribed for piano by Horowitz himself. The inclusion of "Danse macabre" and "Wedding March and Variations" illustrate his popular approach to encores. His gift for dramatic flourish is particularly evident in the tracks recorded in concert. Horowitz had an uncanny knack for playing off of an audience while performing even the most technically
Read more complex pieces. Concluding with his transcription of John Philip Sousa's "Stars and Stripes Forever," this album is a tribute to one of the pianists--and showmen--of the century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1947 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
2. Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns), S 555 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/10/1942 
Length: 8 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Vladimir Horowitz 
3. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1946 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
4. Variations on the Wedding March from Mendelssohn's "Midsummer Night's Dream" by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/22/1946 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Franz Liszt, then Vladimir Horowitz 
5. Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 4, Andante sostenuto in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1946 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
6. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1946 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 5, Moderato in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/29/1946 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
8. Scherzo a capriccio for Piano in F sharp minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1980 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
9. Children's Corner: no 3, Serenade for the Doll by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 05/16/1947 
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10. Etudes (15) de virtuosité, Op. 72 "Per aspera ad astra": no 11 in Ab major by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1903; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Etudes (15) de virtuosité, Op. 72 "Per aspera ad astra": no 6 in F major by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1903; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1950 
Length: 1 Minutes 18 Secs. 
12. Characteristic Pieces (8), Op. 36: no 6, Etincelles by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
13. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1945 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
14. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/17/1950 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
15. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 15 in a "Rákóczy March" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1886 
Date of Recording: 05/17/1950 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Vladimir Horowitz 
16. Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/28/1951 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
17. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 11/01/1981 
Venue:  Live  Metropolitan Opera House, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18. Stars and Stripes Forever by John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; USA 
Date of Recording: 04/23/1951 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Vladimir Horowitz 

Sound Samples

Variations on a Theme from "Carmen"
Danse macabre
Rondo alla turca (Sonata in A, No. 11, K. 331: III)
Wedding March and Variations
Lieder ohne Worte: Élégie, Op. 85, No. 4
Lieder ohne Worte: Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6
Lieder ohne Worte: The Shepherd's Complaint, Op. 67, No. 5
Serenade of the Doll (from Children's Corner)
Etude in A-Flat, Op. 72, No. 11
Etude in F, Op. 72, No. 6
Etincelles, Op. 36, No. 6
Polonaise in A-Flat, Op. 53
VII. Träumerei
Scherzo a capriccio: Presto
Rakóczy March, No. 15
Valse oubliée No. 1
Prelude, Op. 23, No. 5, in G Minor
The Stars and Stripes Forever

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