Horowitz, The Last Romantic

Bach, Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov...

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Vladimir Horowitz

Wanda Toscanini Horowitz

Program notes

This documentary, filmed in Vladimir Horowitz's townhouse on the Upper East Side of New York, gives an insight to the legendary pianist's universe.

In the intimate atmosphere of his own home, Horowitz interprets pieces from the composers who counted in his career, and discusses the works, their interpretation, and his passion for music.

After a few years rest and some at-home unofficial rehabilitation Horowitz was ready to begin performing again. Rejuvinated and very much in control, Horowitz plays Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Schumann, Liszt, Rachmaninov... And provides this documentary with exquisite stories regarding his favorite composers!

This film was awarded with two Emmy Awards in the category "Outstanding Classical Program in the Performing Arts" and in the category "Outstanding Individual Achievement – Classical Music/Dance Programming Directing." It was also nominated for Emmy Award in the category: "Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or a Special."

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