"DG's 'Horowitz at home,' the last recording to be issued, is a timely reminder of the more lyrical side of his genius with much of the repose that for so long eluded him." -
Gramophone Magazine [October 2012]"DG's 'Horowitz at home,' the last recording to be issued, is a timely reminder of the more lyrical side of his genius with much of the repose that for so long eluded him." -
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Piano Sonata No.3 In B Flat, K.281: 2. Andante amoroso
Piano Sonata No.3 In B Flat, K.281: 3. Rondeau (Allegro)
Adagio In B Minor, K.540
Rondo In D Major, K.485
6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780: No.3 In F Minor (Allegro moderato)
Schwanengesang, S.560 - Piano Transcriptions After Schubert: No.4 Ständchen (Serenade)
Soirées de Vienne: 9 Valses-Caprices After Schubert: Valse Caprice No. 7 In A Major Allegro con spirito
Soirées de Vienne: 9 Valses-Caprices After Schubert: No.6 In A Minor
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Fine Late Period HorowitzDecember 23, 2011By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH)See All My Reviews"Toward the end of his career, Vladimir Horowitz had distilled his art to the bare essentials. Gone were the leonine fortissimos and occasional hysteria of the 1940s, replaced with a new simplicity. This recording, taped in the living room of his New York townhouse in 1989, is an excellent example of Horowitz's late period. The Mozart selections recall the fabled clarity of his Scarlatti playing. Horowitz, 85 at the time of this recording, may not thunder as powerfully as he did during his youth, but he is as in command of his fingers than ever. Although Horowitz has been referred to as a Romantic pianist, his performance of Mozart's Adagio in B Minor is classical in its simplicity.
The Schubert/Liszt Standchen is be one of the greatest piano recordings ever made. Horowitz' control of dynamics and shading make it sound as if the piece was being played on three pianos at once. The two Soirees de Vienne are a virtuosic delight, and the perfect conclusion to a wonderful recording.
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