Hosted by Charles Kuralt. Featuring Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz. Contains concert program and documentary plus additional footage not shown in the original television broadcast.Hosted by Charles Kuralt. Featuring Vladimir Horowitz and Wanda Toscanini Horowitz. Contains concert program and documentary plus additional footage not shown in the original television broadcast. Read less
Very movingSeptember 3, 2014By Antoinette L. (Murrells Inlet, SC)See All My Reviews"I hate to admit it, but when I first heard Horowitz 40 or more years ago, I'm ashamed to say that I found his technique rather sloppy. However, like fine wine, I somehow feel that his technique has become more beautiful with age. The recording is remarkable and my tears were as real as those seen in the audience. Thanks for a moving experience."Report Abuse
Should be seen as well as heardDecember 23, 2011By T. Drake (South Euclid, OH)See All My Reviews"It is good to see the powers that be in the DVD world are not ignoring classical music. I have been wanting to see Horowitz material reissued in the new format and I was not disappointed. Comparing the DVD to my LaserDisc, I find that the video portion is somewhat superior on DVD, with improved clarity and contrast. The sound is also better. There are two audio versions, the original non-compressed stereo, and a new Dolby Digital 5.1 track which will knock your socks off. If you have a DVD player, this disc is a must, if you haven't purchased a player yet, this is incentive to get one!
It's fascinating to observe Horowitz's approach to the keyboard, including the flat-fingers which stroke rather than hit the keys. His relative immobility and facial impassivity should be an object lesson to young virtuosos who need to bathe their egos in the emotions of the music.
Now, how about putting the other Horowitz videos, like the 1968 Carnegie Hall recital, on DVD?