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Discovered Treasures / Vladimir Horowitz


Release Date: 10/06/1992 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48093   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiMuzio ClementiJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 547/L S28 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 197/L 147 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp minor, K 25/L 481 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 56 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 52/L 267 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
5.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 201/L 129 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C minor, K 303/L 9 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/06/1964 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 1 Secs. 
7.
Sonatas (4) for Keyboard, Op. 12: no 2 in E flat major - 3rd movement, Rondo by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1784; Italy 
Date of Recording: 04/20/1972 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
8.
Gradus ad Parnassum, Op. 44: Book 1, no 14 in F major by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1826 
Date of Recording: 04/20/1972 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Sonatas (6) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in B flat major - 2nd movement, Rondo by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790 
Date of Recording: 09/1963 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs. 
10.
Sonatas (3) for Piano, Op. 50: no 1 in A major - 2nd movement, Adagio by Muzio Clementi
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1821; London, England 
Date of Recording: 06/04/1963 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs. 
11.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/12/1969 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Federico Busoni 
12.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/07/1965 
Venue:  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 6 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1963 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
14.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: 30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York (04/1971 - 05/1971) 
15.
Fairy Tales (6) for Piano, Op. 51: no 3 in A major by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1928; France 
Date of Recording: 06/12/1969 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 35 Secs. 
16.
Feuillet d'album, Op. 58 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: 30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York (04/1972 - 05/1972) 
17.
Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 65: no 3, Molto Vivace by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Notes: 30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York (04/1972 - 05/1972) 
18.
Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 2 in E major, Un poco più mosso by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1962 
Venue:  30th St Studio, CBS Records, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Sonata in G Major, K. 547 (L. S28) (Instrumental)
Sonata in B minor, K. 197 (L. 147) (Instrumental)
Sonata in F-sharp minor, K. 25 (L. 481) (Instrumental)
Sonata in D minor, K. 5 (L. 267) (Instrumental)
Sonata in G Major, K. 201 (L. 129) (Instrumental)
Sonata in C minor, K. 303 (L. 9) (Instrumental)
Chorale Prelude "Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ"
III. Rondo. Allegro assai from Sonata in E-flat Major for Piano, Op. 12, No. 2
Adagio sostenuto in F Major from Book I, No. 14 of Gradus ad Parnassum
II. Rondo. Vivace from Sonata in B-flat Major for Piano, Op. 25, No. 3
Adagio in A minor from Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 50, No. 1
Etude in A-flat Major, No. 1 from Trois Nouvelles Etudes (Instrumental)
Etude in E-flat minor, Op. 10, No. 6 (Instrumental)
Prelude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15 "Raindrop"
Fairy Tale (Marchen, Conte de fee, Fiaba) in A Major, Op. 51, No. 3 (Instrumental)
Con delicatezza from Feuillet d'album, Op. 58 (Instrumental)
Etude, Op. 65, No. 3 (Instrumental)
Consolation in E Major, S. 172, No. 2; R. 12, No. 2 (Instrumental)

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 "New" Horowitz at his Best December 23, 2011 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "The material for this album was recorded from 1962-1972, but not released until 1992 (with the exception of the Bach-Busoni and Medtner pieces, which were given limited release on 1969 Christmas compilation albums). Horowitz was a perfectionist when it came to programming albums and recitals, and generally recorded more than was needed for an album. This CD is that "extra" material, and the performances are uniformly outstanding.

The CD starts with six Scarlatti Sonatas which are performed with Horowitz's usual clarity, technical prowess, and charm.

Horowitz "floats" the theme of the Bach-Busoni Chorale Prelude in a way few other pianists have ever been able to match.

The four Clementi Sonata movements once again re-establish Horowitz as the greatest advocate of Clementi of his time - perhaps of all time. Especially noteworthy here is the E-flat Rondo, tossed off with brilliant virtuosity while remaining true to the spirit of the composition.

Horowitz recorded more of Chopin's music than that of any other composer, so the additions to Horowitz's Chopin discography are truly icing on the cake. The well known "Raindrop" Prelude is played on a larger scale than usual - the rain threatens to become a thunderstorm! The late Etude is a miracle of chord voicing and dynamic control, while the earlier Etude proves that one does not have to drown a work in a haze of pedal to achieve a legato effect.

With the Scriabin, we reach the climax of the album. The Album Leaf exudes a steamy vagueness, while the Etude in Fifths will set your nerves aflame (the last octave run sounds like the Horowitz of the 1940s.)

Both longtime Horowitz fans and newcomers to his art would do well to have this album in their collection. "
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