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Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concertos / Horowitz


Release Date: 03/18/1997 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 5519   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This recording received a 1998 "Critic's Choice" award from Gramophone magazine.

"Yes, the pundits were right. This is the Rachmaninov Third to end all Rachmaninov Thirds, a performance of such super-human pianistic aplomb, pace and virtuosity that it makes all comparisons, save with Horowitz himself...a study in irrelevance...The ultimate wizard of the keyboard is in expansive mood in the Tchaikovsky...The perfomance ends in what I can only describe as a scream of octaves and an outburst by an audience driven near to hysteria." - Gramophone

Historic record of the year. (1998) - Classic CD - (Recordings from 1940 & 1941.)
This recording received a 1998 "Critic's Choice" award from Gramophone magazine.

"Yes, the pundits were right. This is the Rachmaninov Third to end all Rachmaninov Thirds, a performance of such super-human pianistic aplomb, pace and virtuosity that it makes all comparisons, save with Horowitz himself...a study in irrelevance...The ultimate wizard of the keyboard is in expansive mood in the Tchaikovsky...The perfomance ends in what I can only describe as a scream of octaves and an outburst by an audience driven near to hysteria." - Gramophone

Historic record of the year. (1998) - Classic CD - (Recordings from 1940 & 1941.)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/31/1940 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1874 - 1875). 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir John Barbirolli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/04/1941 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 

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