Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

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Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago

Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago


Chopin:

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

Mazurka No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7 No. 3

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Liszt:

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Soirées de Vienne: valse-caprice No. 6 (after Schubert), D427 No. 6

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540

Rondo in D major, K485

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K135 in E major

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Scriabin:

3 Pieces for piano, Op. 2: Etude in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Horowitz Interview with Norman Pellegrini

Horowitz Interview with Thomas Willis


Vladimir Horowitz. Even more than twenty-five years after his death, his name still conjures up magical imagery. An artist of extraordinary pianistic abilities, Horowitz came to define an era, when performing artists put their personal stamp on everything they did. And Horowitz did it like no one else, before or since.

This CD set is taken from one of those concerts, a recital from Orchestra Hall, Chicago, on October 26, 1986. Here we hear him in his element, before a live audience. We may not be able to attend a Horowitz recital anymore, but this is the next best thing – with a little imagination, we can become part of the audience ourselves, and it’s just thrilling.

Horowitz performed in Chicago thirty-seven times in all, including twenty-seven solo recitals, starting in the year 1928. He was very popular there, and that popularity caused him to give repeat performances four times in the 1960s and 1970s, in order to reach as many patrons as possible. By 1986, he’d come up with perhaps a better plan: a concert that would be broadcast, as a gift to the city of Chicago. This concert marks the final time Horowitz played in Chicago.

“No one could imitate anything Horowitz did, and that’s particularly true of his Scarlatti, which combines lightness of action and the subtlest of pedalling...Schumann’s Arabeske, new to his DG output though by no means new to his discography as a whole, has a pearlescent beauty, a reactivity that gives new tints to the main theme each time it reappears...this is another compelling addition to the vast Horowitz legacy.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“Recorded by WFMT’s engineers in 1986 during the pianist’s Indian summer, this fly-on-the-wall glimpse of Horowitz live is both welcome and enjoyable. Scarlatti and Mozart glitter; Schumann and Liszt compel: this is vintage stuff.” Classical Music, January 2016 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2016

DG - 4794649

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Schumann: Kinderszenen, Papillons, Arabeske & Romanzen

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Papillons, Arabeske & Romanzen


Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Papillons, Op. 2

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Drei Romanzen, Op. 98


Catherine Collard (piano)

Erato - The Erato Story - 2564613833

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Vladimir Horowitz: Last of the Romantics

Vladimir Horowitz: Last of the Romantics

encores


includes

Chopin:

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Debussy:

Serenade for the Doll

Horowitz, V:

Wedding March & Variations (after Mendelssohn/Liszt)

The Stars and Stripes for Ever (after Sousa)

Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (after Liszt)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 (after Liszt)

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata No. 11, K331

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'


“Primitive sound can't dissipate the magical authority of Horowitz's playing here, with magnificent Chopin, Liszt where the oubursts of virtuosity come with careful deliberation, and Scriabin at his juiciest.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015

“ Horowitz was a one-off and a complete original, someone for whom the description of Last of the Romantics is fully justified. We are unlikely to see his like again.” MusicWeb International, February 2015

Alto - ALC1257

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Kempff plays Schumann

Kempff plays Schumann


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Papillons, Op. 2

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Australian Eloquence Wilhelm Kempff Edition - ELQ4806636

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Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Emil Gilels

Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Emil Gilels

Live Recording August 9, 1976, Großes Festspielhaus


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Brahms:

Ballades (4), Op. 10

Schumann:

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Emil Gilels (piano)

The Soviet pianist Emil Gilels began his international career at a relatively late date and impressed, in particular, with the carefully considered sense of unity and interconnectedness of his concert programmes. This was certainly the case in Gilels’ penultimate concert at the Salzburg Festival, in the summer of 1976. Beethoven’s middle-period sonatas can rarely have been heard in such a rounded, masterful interpretation, devoid of any superficial effects as is here. After the interval he moved on to Schumann and Brahms in far more than a mere musico-historical progression, as you would expect.

Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - Salzburger Festspieldokumente - C883132B

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Schumann: Piano Works

Schumann: Piano Works


Schumann:

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Theme with Variations in E flat major WoO 24 ('Geistervariationen')

Gesänge der Frühe (5), Op. 133


Oliver Schnyder (piano)

RCA - 88697726542

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Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann

Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann


Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Blumenstück, Op. 19


Sony Classical Masters - 88697719262

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Nelson Friere - Schumann

Nelson Friere - Schumann


Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Papillons, Op. 2

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Decca - E4739022

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Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82, etc.

Schumann:

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Romances (3), Op. 28

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26


Building a Library

Runner-Up - September 2001

DG - E4375382

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Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35, etc.

Brahms:

Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Incl Appendix


One of Jean-Yves Thibaudet's early Decca recitals, these are some of the most engaging and thrilling readings of a program of essentially concert etudes. To the Schumann, Thibaudet places the five posthumous variations as an appendix, and his reading of the Brahms Paganini is one of the most scintillating of all.

“Predictably the technical challenges of Brahms's Paganini Variations hold few fears for him. Even Horowitz once admitted that in Liszt's Faust Waltz he'd heard Thibaudet's fingers do things that his own couldn't in dexterity, clarity of articulation and general command... his fingers sing as finely as they sparkle... Sound reproduction throughout is at once natural and never too forward for comfort in your own room” Gramophone Magazine

Australian Eloquence - ELQ4768503

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