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Horowitz - The Complete Masterworks Recordings, 1962-1973


Release Date: 10/05/1993 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 53456   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachRobert SchumannAlexander ScriabinFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz
Number of Discs: 13 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 13 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Includes work(s) for piano by various composers. Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz. Includes work(s) for piano by various composers. Soloist: Vladimir Horowitz. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Notes: Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. 
2.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
4.
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 
5.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 4 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
6.
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: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
7.
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: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
8.
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 11/27/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
9.
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: 05/09/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/17/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
11.
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 
12.
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 
13.
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: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1962 
15.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 2 in C major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1967 
Venue:  Live  Constitution Hall, Washington, DC 
16.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
17.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1962 
18.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 19 in D minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Notes: Arranger: Vladimir Horowitz. 
19.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/04/1963 
20.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1962 
21.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Notes: This work is also heard in a live recording from 1965 in this set. 
22.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 12 in D sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
23.
Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
24.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
25.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
26.
Variations on a Theme from Bizet's "Carmen" by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
27.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
28.
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: 1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
29.
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: 1963 
30.
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: 1963 
31.
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: 1963 
32.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F sharp major, K 319/L 35 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 11/12/1967 
Venue:  Live  Whitman Auditorium, Brooklyn, New York 
33.
Sonata for Keyboard no 58 in C major, H 16 no 48 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789 
Date of Recording: 12/01/1968 
Venue:  Live  Academy of Music, Philadelphia, PA 
34.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Colden Center, Queens College, New York (10/22/1967); Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA (11/26/1967) 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/1972 
36.
Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1972 
37.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1972 
38.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1972 
39.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/1973 
40.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1971 
41.
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 
42.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1972 
43.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 6 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/06/1972 
44.
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 
Date of Recording: 1971 
45.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1971 
46.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 05/04/1971 
47.
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: 05/04/1971 
48.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/01/1969 
49.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 14 "Concert sans orchestre": 4th movement, Quasi variazioni by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1836; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1969 
50.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
51.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
52.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 1 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
53.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/1973 
54.
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 
55.
Préludes, Book 2: no 7, La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1966 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
56.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Book 2: no 11, Pour les arpèges composées by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; France 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1965 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
57.
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 
Notes: Arranger: Ferruccio Busoni. 
58.
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 
59.
Scherzo and March for Piano, S 177 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1967 
Venue:  Live  Colden Center, Queens College, New York 
60.
Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 65: no 3, Molto Vivace by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
61.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 2 in F sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
62.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 8 in A flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
63.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 10 in D flat major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1972 
64.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 11 in B flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
65.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 3 in F sharp minor "La moustique" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1972 
66.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 4 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1972 
67.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42: no 5 in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1972 
68.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 45: no 1, Feuillet d'album by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1972 
69.
Feuillet d'album, Op. 58 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1972 
70.
Poèmes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1972 
71.
Vers la flamme, Op. 72 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1972 
72.
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 
73.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913/1931; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1913).
Composition revised: Russia (1931). 
74.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
75.
Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: no 3, Andante cantabile in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/15/1968 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
76.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 33: no 5 in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1967 
Venue:  Live  Constitution Hall, Washington, DC 
77.
Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 9 in D major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/10/1967 
Venue:  Live  Constitution Hall, Washington, DC 
78.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 33/L 424 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
79.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A minor, K 54/L 241 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
80.
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: 1964 
81.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 96/L 465 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
82.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 146/L 349 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
83.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 162/L 21 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
84.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E minor, K 198/L 22 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
85.
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: 1964 
86.
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: 1964 
87.
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: 1964 
88.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 466/L 118 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
89.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 474/L 203 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
90.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 481/L 187 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
91.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 491/L 164 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
92.
Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 525/L 188 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1964 
93.
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: 1964 
94.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 39/L 391 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 1964 

Sound Samples

I. Grave - Doppio movimento
II. Scherzo
III. Marche funebre. Lento
IV. Finale. Presto
Allegro from Étude-Tableau in C Major, Op. 33, No. 2
Appassionato from Étude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5
Leicht und zart from Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen
2. Kuriose Geschichte
3. Hasche-Mann
4. Bittendes Kind
5. Gluckes genug
6. Wichtige Begebenheit
7. Traumerei
8. Am Kamin
9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
10. Fast zu ernst
11. Furchtenmachen
12. Kind im Einschlummern
13. Der Dichter spricht
Allegro from Toccata in C Major, Op. 7
Lento patetico - Vivace from Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 in D minor
Allegro from Sonata in E Major, K. 531 (L. 430)
Allegro from Sonata in A Major, K. 322 (L. 483)
Allegro from Sonata in G Major, K. 455 (L. 209)
I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
II. Adagio cantabile
III. Rondo. Allegro
Andante from Impromptu in G-flat Major, Op. 90. No. 3 (D. 899)
Allegro con fuoco from Étude in C minor, Op. 10. No. 12
Lento from Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20
IV. ...Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses. Rapide et leger
V. ...Bruyères. Calme
VI. ...General Lavine - eccentric. Dans le style et le Mouvement d'un Cake-Walk
Andante cantabile from Poème in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1
Andante from Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Patetico from Étude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 12

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 A must for piano fans December 23, 2011 By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH) See All My Reviews "The recordings, made between 1962-1973, show Vladimir Horowitz at the absolute top of his form. The set includes a total of 13CDs divided into nine volumes.

The first two volumes chronicle Horowitz's return to the studios after signing an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Masterworks. Highlights include the legendary Scarlatti album (which has been expanded with six more Sonatas from those sessions), Horowitz's finest recorded performance of Chopin's Sonata, Op. 35, and an astonishing performance of Horowitz's own arrangement of Liszt's relatively unknown Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19.

Volumes 3 & 4 document Horowitz's Carnegie Hall recitals from 1965-1968, a time when he was making no studio recordings. His "Historic Return to Carnegie Hall" album has never been out of the catalogue since 1965, and it is most welcome to hear it in this improved remastering - an unedited version of this recital has been issued separately. The only regret here is that the 1968 Television Recital has not been made available on video. Sony should put this on DVD immediately.

The remaining volumes, 5 - 9, are assembled from Horowitz's 1969 - 1973 studio recordings and various recitals from 1966 - 1968. The highlights here are Horowitz's Scriabin recordings, Rachmaninoff's Second Sonata, and Schumann's Kreisleriana - perhaps Horowitz's finest solo recording ever.

The sequencing of works within the individual volumes is in keeping with Horowitz's concepts (the pianist was very particular about how his recordings were programmed). Each volume contains a blurb by Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, a perceptive essay by Byron Janis, and photographs - some of which I'd never seen before. The liner notes from the original recordings are also included, but are unfortunately truncated.

The sound, remastered from the original session tapes, is far improved from the late 1980s CBS CD issues which were painfully tinny sounding. One caveat: Some of these issues had to be reconstructed "by ear", as documentation of which "take" was used has mostly been lost. As has been documented elsewhere, Kreisleriana is here issued using several alternate takes - which have since been duplicated in most CD issues. There are also small portions of other works that use alternate takes, but these are less consequential. Alternate takes or not (and I've spoken to people who prefer the alternates) this set is indispensable. "
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