Original Jacket Collection: Vladimir Horowitz

Original Jacket Collection: Vladimir Horowitz

by Vladimir Horowitz
     
 

This attractive ten-CD set presents nine of Vladimir Horowitz's albums -- complete with miniature facsimiles of the original jackets -- from one of the legendary pianist's most productive periods. In 1962, Horowitz signed with CBS Masterworks (with whom he remained until 1973, when he returned to RCA) and in the ensuing yearsSee more details below

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This attractive ten-CD set presents nine of Vladimir Horowitz's albums -- complete with miniature facsimiles of the original jackets -- from one of the legendary pianist's most productive periods. In 1962, Horowitz signed with CBS Masterworks (with whom he remained until 1973, when he returned to RCA) and in the ensuing years produced a series of notable recordings, by general consensus his best -- from 1962's Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz to Horowitz Plays Scriabin ten years later. The first few are mixed-bag collections, focusing -- naturally -- on the Romantic repertoire. The later albums, though, concentrate on individual composers, beginning with the celebrated Horowitz Plays Scarlatti from 1964 and continuing with programs of works by Schumann, Rachmaninoff, Chopin, and the 1972 Scriabin disc that completes the set. Horowitz's best-known album from the period, however, was surely the live recording of his sensational return to Carnegie Hall after a 12-year performing hiatus -- the hottest ticket of 1965. That performance is the stuff of legend, made all the more vivid by the story of Horowitz's wife, Wanda, daughter of Arturo Toscanini, buying coffee for the crowd waiting eagerly outside the hall through a damp and blustery New York night, rock-concert-style, to snatch up the available tickets. At the onset of the recital, thunderous applause gives way in an instant to hushed, reverential silence as Horowitz launches into an arch-Romantic account of a Bach/Busoni Toccata. It's not a flawless performance, but that is utterly beside the point. This was an event. Indeed, there is a time-capsule feeling to this collection: Few pianists today capture the public's imagination as Horowitz did (Martha Argerich comes closest), and by re-creating the original "artifacts," this collection offers a taste of a time when virtuoso pianists seemed more of the essence. An earlier 13-disc set, released by Sony in 1993, assembled Horowitz's complete CBS Masterworks recordings, but it didn't present them with the same degree of authenticity. You'll get more music with that collection, but this one -- at half the price and with an accompanying book that includes the original liner notes -- is the set to savor.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/04/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0696998976528
catalogNumber:
89765

Tracks

  1. Sonata for piano No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT 202  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  2. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  3. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 5 in E flat minor  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  4. Davidsbündlertanz No. 18 (Nicht schnell), for piano in C major, Op. 6/18  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  5. Hungarian Rhapsody (after Ábrányi, Csárdás nobles), for piano No. 19 in D minor, S. 244/19 (LW A132/19) - transcribed by Horowitz, Vladimir  - Franz Liszt  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  6. Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  7. Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  8. Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 531 (L. 430)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  9. Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 322 (L. 483)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  10. Sonata for keyboard in G major, K. 455 (L. 209)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  11. Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 899 (Op. 90): No. 3 in G flat major  - Franz Schubert  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  12. Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 32: No. 1 in F sharp major  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  13. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  14. Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  15. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique") Op. 13  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  16. Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses, prelude for piano, L. 123/4  - Claude Debussy  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  17. Bruyères, prelude for piano, L. 123/5  - Claude Debussy  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  18. Général Lavine, eccentric, prelude for piano, L. 123/6  - Claude Debussy  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  19. Etude for piano in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT 25  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  20. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 25/7, CT 32  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  21. Scherzo for piano No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, CT 197  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  22. Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 33 (L. 424)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  23. Sonata for keyboard in A minor, K. 54 (L. 241)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  24. Sonata for keyboard in F major, K. 525 (L. 188)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  25. Sonata for keyboard in F minor, K. 466 (L. 118)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  26. Sonata for keyboard in G major, K. 146 (L. 349)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  27. Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 96 (L. 465) "La caccia"  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  28. Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 162 (L. 21)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  29. Sonata for keyboard in E flat major, K. 474 (L. 203)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  30. Sonata for keyboard in E minor, K. 198 (L. 22)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  31. Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 491 (L. 164)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  32. Sonata for keyboard in F minor, K. 481 (L. 187)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  33. Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 39 (L. 391)  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  34. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, for organ in C major, BWV 564 (BC J36)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  35. Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  36. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F major ("Black Mass"), Op. 68  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  37. Poème for piano in F sharp major, Op. 32/1  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  38. Mazurkas (4) for piano, Op. 30, CT 68-71: No. 4 in C sharp minor  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  39. Etude for piano in F major, Op. 10/8, CT 21  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  40. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT 2 (Four Ballades)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  41. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113: No. 3, Serenade For The Doll  - Claude Debussy  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  42. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  43. Etude for piano in A flat major, Op. 72/11  - Moritz Moszkowski  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  44. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  45. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor ("Concerto Without Orchestra"), Op. 14: Variations on a theme by Clara Wieck  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  46. Kreisleriana, 8 fantasies for piano, Op. 16  - Robert Schumann  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  47. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op.36  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  48. Prelude for piano No.23 in G sharp minor, Op. 32/12  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  49. Moments Musicaux (6), for piano, Op. 16: No. 3 in B minor  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  50. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 5 in E flat minor  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  51. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  52. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 9 in D major  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  53. Polonaise-fantasy for piano in A flat major, Op. 61, CT 156  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  54. Mazurka for piano in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT 63  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  55. Etude for piano in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT 18  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  56. Introduction in C minor and Rondo in E flat major for piano, Op. 16, CT 195  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  57. Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 34/1, CT 208  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  58. Polonaise for piano in A flat major, Op. 53, CT 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  59. Feuillet d'album for piano in E flat major, Op. 45/1  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  60. Etude for piano in F sharp minor, Op. 8/2  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  61. Etude for piano in B flat minor, Op. 8/11  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  62. Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 8: No. 10 in D flat major  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  63. Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 8: No. 8 in A flat major  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  64. Etudes (8) for piano, Op. 42: No. 3 in F sharp major  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  65. Etudes (8) for piano, Op. 42: No. 4 in F sharp major  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  66. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 42/5  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  67. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major ("Trill"), Op. 70  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  68. Poème-nocturne for piano, Op. 61: No. 1, Allegretto  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  69. Poèmes (2) for piano, Op. 69: No. 2, Allegretto  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro
  70. Vers la flamme, poème for piano, Op. 72  - Alexander Scriabin  - Vladimir Horowitz  - Teresa Alfieri  - John Berg  - Giulio Turturro

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