Mieczyslaw Horszowski Plays Beethoven And Chopin

Release Date: 1/14/2010
Label: Vox Box
Catalog Number: 5511
Conductor: Hans Swarowsky
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2

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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]
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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