Saturday, May 20, 2017

Vladimir Horowitz Plays Czerny, Mozart, Mendelssohn & Schubert

This is definitely one of the most exciting collections in the entire RCA Horowitz discography, presenting the pianist at his most dazzling and daring.
Czerny's Variations on a Theme by Rode was recorded in 1944. There's background noise, but Horowitz's astonishingly electrifying performance shines through and leaves you breathless.
Mozart Sonata in F K332, recorded in 1947 with better sound quality, displays Horowitz's amazingly light and delicate playing.
Mendelssohn's technically very taxing Variations serieuses Op. 54, recorded in 1946, is played with transcendental virtuosity at break-neck speed.
Schubert's D960 Sonata is recorded in 1953 at Carnegie Hall recital in very good mono. Horowitz plays this piece like no other pianists, treating the music like a fragile tapestry woven with magical tonal colours and ethereal beauty. This is Horowitz at his most poetic and one of my favourite recordings of this wonderfully rich and inspired solo piano work.
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Source : http://www.amazon.com/Horowitz-Schubert-Sonata-B-Flat-Collection/dp/B000003F0W

Vladimir Horowitz
Plays
Czerny
Mozart
Mendelssohn
Schubert

Tracks

Carl Czerny
(1791-1857)

Variations on a Theme by Rode "La Ricordanza", Op. 33
Theme. Andante espressivo  1:28
2  Variation I. Stesso tempo  0:55
3  Variation II. Stesso tempo  1:07
4  Variation III. Vivace  0:42
5 V Variation IV. Sostenuto  1:15
6  Variation V. Allegro vivace - Andante Tempo (First Movement)  2:52

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

Sonata, K.332 in F major
7 I. Allegro  4:56
8 II. Adagio  4:32
9 III. Allegro assai  4:47

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)

Variations serieuses, Op. 54
10 Andante sostenuto  0:45
11 Variation I  0:38
12 Variation II. Un poco più animato  0:26
13 Variation III. Più animato  0:21
14 Variation IV. Sempre staccato e leggiero  0:20
15 Variation V. Agitato  0:25
16 Variation VI. A tempo  0:21
17 Variation VII. Con fuoco  0:23
18 Variation VIII. Allegro vivace  0:17
19 Variation IX  0:21
20 Variation X. Moderato  0:47
21 Variation XI. Cantabile  0:46
22 Variation XII. Tempo di tema  0:29
23 Variation XIII. Sempre assai leggiero  0:45
24 Variation XIV. Adagio  1:09
25 Variation XV. Poco a poco più agitato  0:23
26 Variation XVI. Allegro vivace  0:13
27 Variation XVII  1:09
28 Presto  0:56


Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

Piano Sonata D.960 in B-Flat major
29 I. Molto moderato  13:07
30 II. Andante sostenuto  8:26
31 III. Scherzo  3:56
32 IV. Allegro ma non troppo  6:56

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Vladimir Horowitz - p

Recorded December 23, 1944 [# 1-6] ; November 6, 1947 [# 7-9] ; October 25 & November 22, 1946 [# 10-28] ; & in concert at Carnegie Hall ; February 25, 1953 [# 29-32]

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