Vladimir Horowitz

Vladimir Horowitz: Vladimir Horowitz - the Great Comeback

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Product Type: CD

Title: Vladimir Horowitz - the Great Comeback
Label: Masterworks
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

Limited 15CD set. After an absence of twelve years, Vladimir Horowitz's return to the concert stage was one of New York s most exciting musical events. It was Sunday, May 9, 1965, when the great pianist stepped onto the stage of Carnegie Hall, greeted by a shouting, standing ovation. It was his first public performance since he had left the same stage on February 25, 1953. The recording of his recital would be awarded with three Grammy Awards and become one of the most successful classical albums. In the months before the historic day of May 9, Horowitz went to Carnegie Hall twice in January, twice in April to play for his wife and close friends, before he decided he was ready to perform publicly. Columbia Masterworks recorded these intimate private recitals, as well as his subsequent rehearsals for his return in 1966, on tape, and they have remained almost entirely unreleased for more than 50 years. The present edition invites the listener to enter the circle of the few Horowitz confidants who attended these events in the darkened, almost deserted hall: We hear Horowitz enjoying the freedom of improvisation in previously unheard, sparkling performances, his complete recordings in the brilliant sound of the concert hall, and many witty conversations recorded in an intimate working atmosphere. The 212-page photo book contains a vast collection of previously unseen photos by Don Hunstein, three new essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning music critic Tim Page, pianist Jed Distler and Horowitz scholar Bernard Horowitz, as well as facsimile images and full transcriptions of the conversations.

Tracks:
1.1 1. Horowitz Improvising (Remastered)
1.2 2. Horowitz Testing the Piano (Remastered)
1.3 3. Horowitz Improvising II (Remastered)
1.4 4. Conversation: "It sounds very good in here" (Remastered)
1.5 5. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; I. Preludio, quasi improvisando. Tempo moderato (Remastered)
1.6 6. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; II. Intermezzo. Adagio (Remastered)
1.7 7. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; III. Fuga. Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico (Remastered)
1.8 8. Conversation: "Just a sample, you know" (Remastered)
1.9 9. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 (Remastered)
1.10 10. Conversation: "Okay, we're all rolling" (Remastered)
1.11 11. Etudes, L. 136: 11. Pour les arpèges composés (Remastered)
1.12 12. Conversation: "Yeah. Maybe here it'll be late a few notes" (Remastered)
1.13 13. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen (Remastered)
1.14 14. Conversation: "Now the remaining five minutes" (Remastered)
1.15 15. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 (Remastered)
2.1 1. Rehearsing Moszkowski Etude, Op. 72, No. 11 (Remastered)
2.2 2. Conversation: "Very difficult to play refined" (Remastered)
2.3 3. Conversation: "Mr. Kazdin?" (Remastered)
2.4 4. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 (Remastered)
2.5 5. Conversation: "How it sounds to you?" (Remastered)
2.6 6. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
2.7 7. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
2.8 8. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten
2.9 9. Conversation: "Very good" (Remastered)
2.10 10. Horowitz Practicing Etudes, L. 136: 6. Pour les huit doigts (Remastered)
2.11 11. Conversation: "We're ready whenever you are" (Remastered)
2.12 12. Conversation: "Hello?" (Remastered)
2.13 13. Mazurka No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 56 (Remastered)
2.14 14. Conversation: "I don't want..." (Remastered)
2.15 15. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 (Remastered)
2.16 16. Conversation: "I did it for my piano" (Remastered)
3.1 1. Conversation: "...to see how it sounds for you" (Remastered)
3.2 2. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Soundcheck [bars 1-23] (Remastered)
3.3 3. Conversation:"It sounds very beautiful" (Remastered)
3.4 4. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Take 1 [bars 1-39] (Remastered)
3.5 5. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Take 1 [bars 21-87] (Remastered)
3.6 6. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Take 1 [bars 56-61] (Remastered)
3.7 7. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Take 1 [bars 60-198] (Remastered)
3.8 8. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - Take 1 [bars 196-288 (end)] (Remastered)
3.9 9. Conversation: "That probably..." (Remastered)
3.10 10. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Take 1 (Remastered)
3.11 11. Conversation:"Very good take" (Remastered)
3.12 12. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bar 41] (Remastered)
3.13 13. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 41-88] (Remastered)
3.14 14. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 85-93] (Remastered)
3.15 15. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 89-92] (Remastered)
3.16 16. Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 89-99 (except ending)] (Remastered)
3.17 17. Conversation: "Okay then. Ballade now" (Remastered)
3.18 18. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Take 1 [bars 1-36] (Remastered)
3.19 19. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Take 1 [Bars 32-179] (Remastered)
3.20 20. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Take 1 [Bars 162-258] (Remastered)
3.21 21. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Take 1 [bars 257-264 (end)] (Remastered)
3.22 22. Conversation: "Well, we have to...to go over" (Remastered)
3.23 23. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 6-9,'] (Remastered)
3.24 24. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 6-163] (Remastered)
3.25 25. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 162-177] (Remastered)
3.26 26. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 177-190] (Remastered)
3.27 27. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 188-229] (Remastered)
3.28 28. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 228-250 (with false starts)] (Remastered)
3.29 29. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 242-250] (Remastered)
3.30 30. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 242-256] (Remastered)
3.31 31. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 - Insert 1 Take 1 [bars 255-264 (end)] (Remastered)
3.32 32. Conversation:"Bravo! What shall I announce?" (Remastered)
3.33 33. Mazurka in E Minor, Op, 41, No. 1 - Take 1 (Remastered)
3.34 34. Conversation: "And another one" (Remastered)
3.35 35. Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 4 [Excerpt] - Take 1 (Remastered)
3.36 36. Conversation: "...je vais le faire un peu.." (Remastered)
3.37 37. Mazurka in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59, No. 3 - Take 1 (Remastered)
3.38 38. Conversation: "À peu près. C'est joli aussi" (Remastered)
3.39 39. Polonaise-fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 - (Take 1, edited) (Remastered)
4.1 1. Horowitz Improvising (Remastered)
4.2 2. Conversation: "You want to hear something now?" (Remastered)
4.3 3. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; I. Preludio, quasi improvisando. Tempo moderato
4.4 4. Conversation: "Would you like to hear it?" (Remastered)
4.5 5. Toccata Insert (Remastered)
4.6 6. Conversation: "It...it sounds better now" (Remastered)
4.7 7. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; II. Intermezzo. Adagio
4.8 8. Conversation: "I will do only the beginning" (Remastered)
4.9 9. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; III. Fuga. Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico
4.10 10. Conversation: "I played the whole one" (Remastered)
4.11 11. Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
4.12 12. Conversation: "Very good. You want to play some more?" (Remastered)
4.13 13. Fantasy in C Major, Op. 17; III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten
4.14 14. Conversation: "Very beautiful" (Remastered)
4.15 15. Conversation: "Okay.. I will play just pieces" (Remastered)
4.16 16. Sonata in E Major, K. 380 (Remastered)
4.17 17. Prélude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32, No. 12 (Remastered)
4.18 18. 3 Nouvelles études, B. 130: No. 2 in A-Flat Major (Remastered)
4.19 19. Étude in A-Flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11 (Remastered)
4.20 20. Valse oubliée No. 1 in F-Sharp Major, S. 215/1 (Remastered)
4.21 21. Étude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8 (Remastered)
4.22 22. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 68 "Black Mass"
4.23 23. Conversation: "You know that something is buzzing in the piano" (Remastered)
5.1 1. Conversation: "Listen, are we not further today?" (Remastered)
5.2 2. Conversation: "Mr. Frost" (Remastered)
5.3 3. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; I. Preludio, quasi improvisando. Tempo moderato
5.4 4. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; II. Intermezzo. Adagio
5.5 5. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C Major, BWV 564; III. Fuga. Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico
5.6 6. Conversation: "Okay, we're running" (Remastered)
5.7 7. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
5.8 8. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
5.9 9. Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17; III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten
5.10 10. Conversation: "Alright" (Remastered)
6.1 1. Conversation: "Yeah, the Vibration today" (Remastered)
6.2 2. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 68 "Black Mass" (Remastered)
6.3 3. Conversation: "Hello, hello, Yeah?" (Remastered)
6.4 4. Poème in F-Sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1 (Remastered)
6.5 5. Conversation: "Now I play the Étude of Chopin" (Remastered)
6.6 6. Etude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8 (Rem

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