In repertoire that reaches from the classical fizz of Clementi to the muscular modernism of Barber and Prokofiev, this collection spans Horowitz’s entire international career, revealing the full range of his fabled virtuosity.
In addition to recital favourites, the collection includes Horowitz’s riveting concerto recordings from Carnegie Hall with Arturo Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra – plus the live Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 from 1978, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the pianist’s Carnegie Hall debut.
“The performances are fabulous,” The Penguin Guide writes of these recordings. “To the end of this career, Horowitz’s technique was transcendental and his insights remarkable. There is much excitement, but even more that is unforgettably poetic, and not a bar that is predictable.”