The opening horn calls and piano chords seemed ponderous and most of the piano flourishes seemed unanchored to the whole. Time had not assuaged my opinions. Then the Horowitz recording arrived. I was stunned. But the superb pianistic and musical accomplishments and the frisson of excitement I felt are nowhere replicated in more modern recordings. I was once again stunned.
For recording quality, clarity of orchestral voices and balance throughout, the vinyl LP wins running away. Many of the performances of this work feel in some way tired or predictable. The Horowitz performance however is a revelation in interpretation and should be heard by anyone interested in hearing a work transformed by a great artist.
His command of form and structure is total. His blazing forays through the aforementioned pianistic flourishes give them meaning and bind the work together. The 1st movement cadenza alone is an astounding work of artful understanding. There is much much more at work here then fingers. Another Horowitz, Toscanini, Tchaikovsky recording dating from the early s is the Carnegie Hall live recording.
This version is considered by many to be superior to and was elected to the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was the hottest ticket in the history of New York City. We may all have experienced the cloud of questioning which descends upon us as we are about to compare an old favorite with something new.
This item is currently out of stock at the UK distributor. You may order it now but please be aware that it may be six weeks or more before it can be despatched. Showing 1 - 10 of 55 results. Results per page:. Availability In Stock Awards Award Winners 6. View full details Listen to samples. Vladimir Horowitz piano. In stock Usually despatched within 1 working day. Horowitz said: ''I am a 19th-century Romantic.
I am the last. I take terrible risks. Because my playing is very clear, when I make a mistake, you hear it. But the score is not a bible, and I am never afraid to dare. The music is behind those dots.
You search for it, and that is what I mean by the grand manner. I play, so to speak, from the other side of the score, looking back. Into Mr. Horowitz's late 70's and early 80's - when he made a heavily publicized and carefully orchestrated comeback in the concert world - he retained the ability to extract colors of either extraordinary brilliance or extraordinary delicacy.
In his concert appearances during the 's and 30's, Mr. Horowitz's ability to create excitement in whatever he did on stage made him an almost mythical figure - a status only enlarged by his personal eccentricities and flair for attracting public attention. Even his frequent retirements from performing had a romantic appeal to mass audiences. A man known for the frailty of his nerves, Mr. Horowitz quit playing in public four times - between andfrom tofrom to and from to This seemed only to sharpen his public's appetite.
When Mr. Horowitz did play, he drove a hard bargain: his personal piano from his Manhattan living room accompanied him; concerts were at 4 P. Advance teams redecorated his hotel rooms to make him feel less estranged from the comfort of home; his own food was cooked to his taste. Horowitz's last withdrawal from concert life came after a series of uneven performances in the early 's - ones which he subsequently blamed on overmedication.
But in the last four years of his life, he became virtually a one-man industry in the concert business - with a much-publicized tour of the Soviet Union, performances in Europe and America, all linked with compact disk recordings, videotapes, television programs and films. His return to Moscow and Leningrad inafter a year absence, became a major media event reported around the world. Born Into a Musical Family. He was named Vladimir Gorowitz when he was born in Kiev, in the Ukraine, into Vladimir Horowitz (Pianoforte) Arturo Toscanini And The N.B.C.
Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor prosperous and cultured family. His father was an engineer. His mother and sister, Regina, were pianists, a brother, Georg, a violinist. Horowitz altered the first letter of the family name for his Berlin debut in Lessons on the piano at home began at the age of 3, then formal training at 6.
He studied both the piano and composition at the Kiev Conservatory and in his early years leaned more toward a life of composing. His musical talent was apparent from an early age. The Bolshevik Revolution in pushed Mr. Horowitz onto the concert stage.
In the political upheaval, his family members lost most of their possessions, and Mr. Horowitz began playing piano recitals to earn money, food and clothing for them. He performed 15 times in Kharkov during the season with great success and subsequently went out on a concert tour playing different works. InMr. Horowitz induced the Soviet authorities to allow him a student's visa for foreign travel, but on arrival in Western Europe, he ignored schools and plunged instead into a two-year tour of Europe.
Audiences loved him and critics compared him to Anton Rubinstein and Busoni. Horowitz was brought to America by Arthur Judson, the all-powerful impresario of the era. Early inMr. Olin Downes, then a critic for The New York Times, described his reception as ''the wildest welcome a pianist has received in many seasons in New York.
This temperament contributed to his numerous retirements from the stage and the frequency with which he called off scheduled appearances. One frustrated manager said that handling date changes and cancellations for Mr. Horowitz was a full-time job. The pianist, Hollywood actor and all-round wit Oscar Levant - also known for his high-strung behavior - once proposed Op.
23 (Shellac) full-page ad that would read: ''Messrs. Horowitz and Levant wish to announce that they still have a few cancellations for next season.
The pianist insisted that he was not neurotic, only high strung, and blamed his disaffection for concert performances on the rigors of travel. It is the moving that is the big deal for me. I have to take my own cook because I can't eat hotel food. I don't eat meat. I'm not Vladimir Horowitz (Pianoforte) Arturo Toscanini And The N.B.C.
Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor. It's just a belief. In addition to the cook, he also took along a machine to purify water. The first of his several withdrawals from the concert stage was engendered by the season, in which Mr. Horowitz played nearly recitals. Immensely fatigued, he had a particularly slow recovery from an appendectomy. For the next two years, he lived in France and Switzerland, where he studied alone.
He began to play again infirst in Zurich, then in Paris. In he returned to the United States and renewed his American career with a recital at Carnegie Hall. Playing for the War Effort.
Inhe was the highest paid Vladimir Horowitz (Pianoforte) Arturo Toscanini And The N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor artist in the country.
Two years later, he was awarded American citizenship. During World War II, the pianist appeared with Arturo Toscanini in many war-bond concerts, Vladimir Horowitz (Pianoforte) Arturo Toscanini And The N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra - Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor, and in he fashioned his celebrated transcription of Sousa's ''Stars and Stripes Forever'' for a patriotic rally in Central Park.
Feb 3, - Vladimir Horowitz plays Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 (live ) New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Zubin Mehta, Conductor - Live at . · Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op* - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra * Entire concerto recorded, only first movement and part II of the third used for commercial release. May 14, Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio) · Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op [second and third. Aug 22, · She wrote no symphonies, played on no concert stages, conducted no orchestras, but Wanda Toscanini Horowitz, who died yesterday at her Manhattan home at the age of 90, played a unique part in this. Jul 10, · Arturo Toscanini and N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* Arturo Toscanini and N.B.C. Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No.1 In B Flat Minor, Op (Shellac, 12") His Master's Voice: DB Unknown: Sell This Version/5(4). Tschaikowski*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC-Symphony Orchestra* Tschaikowski*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC-Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 1 B-moll Si Bemole Mineur Op. 23 (4xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice: none: UK: Unknown: Sell This Version. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Vladimir Horowitz, NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini – Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 Label: RCA Victor – LM Series: RCA Victor Red Seal – Format: Vinyl, LP, 1st Release Country: US Released: Genre: Classical Style: Romantic Tracklist Piano Concerto No.1 In B-Flat Minor, Op. 23 A1I (1). Buy Vladimir Horowitz plays Beethoven - Piano Concerto No 5; Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergey Rachmaninov, Fritz Reiner, RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Horowitz from Amazon's Classical Music Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(6). TCHAIKOVSKY: Concerto No. 1 in B Minor for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 23 Vladimir Horowitz, piano New York Philharmonic Orchestra George Szell, conductor I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso; Allegro con spirito II. Andantino semplice; Prestissimo III. Allegro con fuoco Recorded in performance in New York, May 4, Digital transfer by F. Reeder. Vladimir Horowitz (piano) New York Philharmonic, Sir John Barbirolli This is the Rachmaninov Third to end all Rachmaninov Thirds, a performance of such super-human pianistic aplomb, pace and virtuosity that it makes all comparisons, save with Horowitz himself. Tschaikowski*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC-Symphony Orchestra* Tschaikowski*, Vladimir Horowitz, Arturo Toscanini And The NBC-Symphony Orchestra* - Concerto No. 1 B-moll Si Bemole Mineur Op. 23 (4xShellac, 12", Album) His Master's Voice: none: UK: Unknown: Sell This Version.
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