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Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow

Vladimir Horowitz's legendary recital in Moscow, 1986

Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow Vladimir Horowitz's legendary recital in Moscow, 1986

About

Vladimir Horowitz, the "Titan of the Piano," recorded during his recital in Moscow on April 20, 1986.

Born in Kiev, Vladimir Horowitz soon acquired an international fame for his interpretation of the Romantic repertoire and his incredible virtuosity. Nicknamed the "Titan of the Piano," "Satan on the Keyboard" or "The King of the Piano," Vladimir Horowitz left an imperishable mark on the public's mind and was admired by all his peers, including Clara Haskil, Martha Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, to name but a few.

This programme features a recording of Horowitz's historic recital in Moscow (works by Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann and Moszowski), as well as highlights of his return to Soviet Union – his first visit to his native country in 61 years.

Program

  • Vladimir Horowitz, Interviews and backstage
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in B Minor, K. 87/L. 33
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Sonata in E Major, K. 380/L. 23
  • Domenico Scarlatti, Piano Sonata in E Major, K. 135/L. 224
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sonata in C Major, K. 330
    • 1. Allegro Moderato
    • 2. Andante Cantabile
    • 3. Allegretto
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Preludes, Op. 32
    • No. 5 in G major : moderato
    • No. 12 in G-sharp minor : allegro
  • Alexander Scriabin, Three Pieces, Op. 2
    • Etude No. 1 in C-sharp minor
  • Alexander Scriabin, Twelve Etudes, Op. 8
    • No. 12 in D-sharp minor – Patetico
  • Vladimir Horowitz, Interviews and backstage
  • Franz Schubert, Four impromptus, Op. posth. 142, D. 935
    • No. 3 in B flat major, "Rosamunde"
  • Franz Schubert / Franz Liszt, Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for Piano No. 6, S. 427/6
  • Franz Liszt, Years of Pilgrimage, Second year: Italy, S. 161
    • 6. Sonetto No. 104 del Petrarca
  • Frederic Chopin, Four Mazurkas, Op. 30, dedicated to the Princess Maria Czartoryska of Württemburg
    • No. 4 in C sharp minor
  • Frederic Chopin, Mazurkas, Op. 7
    • No. 3 in F minor
  • Frederic Chopin, Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major, Op. 53 "Heroic"
  • Moritz Moszkowski, 8 Characteristic Pieces, Op. 36
    • 6. Etincelles (Sparks)
  • Sergei Rachmaninov, Polka de W. R. (after Franz Behr's Lachtäubchen, Scherzpolka in F Major, Op. 303)

Details

  • Directed by: Brian Large
  • Venue: Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory (Moscow, Russia)
  • Production date: 1986
  • Duration: 1 h 48 min
  • Production: © CAMIVIDEO, INC.
  • Available version(s): EN

Casting

  • Vladimir Horowitz | Pianist

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