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Mieczyslaw Horszowski Plays Beethoven And Chopin


Release Date: 02/28/2000 
Label:  Vox Box Legends Catalog #: 5511   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Conductor:  Hans Swarowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Horszowski's version of the Diabelli Variations, which was recorded first for Vox in the spring of 1952, comes over as an immensely accomplished performance-of terrific strength and dynamism. One feels the pianist being conscious of interpreting a colossal work, perhaps rather in the footsteps of Rudolf Serkin, who had made a speciality of the piece and whose interpretation Horszowski admired enormously.

-- Gramophone [12/1993]
Horszowski's version of the Diabelli Variations, which was recorded first for Vox in the spring of 1952, comes over as an immensely accomplished performance-of terrific strength and dynamism. One feels the pianist being conscious of interpreting a colossal work, perhaps rather in the footsteps of Rudolf Serkin, who had made a speciality of the piece and whose interpretation Horszowski admired enormously.

-- Gramophone [12/1993]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1819-1823; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Swarowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
3.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
4.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
5.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
6.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Mieczyslaw Horszowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

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