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Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz In Moscow Vinyl LP - direct audio

Vladimir Horowitz - Horowitz In Moscow Vinyl LP

Deutsche Grammophon Records

  • $ 2598

Vladimir Horowitz Horowitz In Moscow Vinyl LP

Renowned pianist Vladimir Horowitz performs compositional works by Mozart, Scarlatti, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann and Moszkowski.

Vladimir Horowitz was born in Kiev in the Russian Empire (now the capital of Ukraine). There are unsubstantiated claims that Horowitz was born in Berdychiv; however, his birth certificate unequivocally states Kiev as his birthplace.

Horowitz was the youngest of four children of Samuil Horowitz and Sophia Bodik, who were assimilated Jews. Samuil was a well-to-do electrical engineer and a distributor of electric motors for German manufacturers. Horowitz's grandfather Joachim was a merchant (and an arts-supporter), belonging to the 1st Guild. This status gave exemption from having to reside in the Pale of Settlement.

Horowitz was born in 1903, but in order to make him appear too young for military service so as not to risk damaging his hands, his father took a year off his son's age by claiming he was born in 1904. The 1904 date appeared in many reference works during the pianist's lifetime.

Horowitz received piano instruction from an early age, initially from his mother, who was herself a pianist. In 1912 he entered the Kiev Conservatory, where he was taught by Vladimir Puchalsky, Sergei Tarnowsky, and Felix Blumenfeld. His first solo recital was in Kharkiv in 1920.

Horowitz's fame grew, and he soon began to tour Russia where he was often paid with bread, butter and chocolate rather than money, due to the country's economic hardships caused by the Civil War.[10] During the 1922–1923 season, he performed 23 concerts of eleven different programs in Petrograd alone. Despite his early success as a pianist, Horowitz maintained that he wanted to be a composer and undertook a career as a pianist only to help his family, who had lost their possessions in the Russian Revolution.

Vladimir Horowitz Horowitz In Moscow Track Listing:

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in E Major
1. Andante commodo
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C Major
2. Allegro moderato
3. Andante cantabile
4. Allegretto
Sergei Rachmaninov
5. Prelude in G, Op. 32, No. 5
6. Prelude in G-Sharp minor, Op. 32, No. 12
Alexander Scriabin
3 Pieces for Piano, Op. 2
7. Etude in C-Sharp minor
12 Etudes For Piano, Op. 8
8. No. 12 in D Sharp minor
Franz Liszt
9. Soirees de Vienne: 9 Valses-Caprices after Schubert
Annees de pelerinage: 2 eme annee: Italie
10. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
Frederic Chopin
11. Mazurka No. 21 in C Sharp minor, Op. 30, No. 4
12. Mazurka No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7, No. 3
Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen, Op. 15
13. Traumerei
Maurice Moritz Moszkowski
Etincelles, Morceau caracteristique, Op. 36, No. 6
14. Allegro scherzando
Sergei Rachmaninov
Polka de V.R.
15. Allegretto

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