Your exclusive preview of previously unreleased recordings from Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall continues through Monday, September 30, when the limited-edition box set becomes available on Sony Classical. This week's streaming track is the Allegro molto movement from Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36, recorded on November 24, 1968.
Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall, a comprehensive collection of live recordings from the legendary pianist’s Carnegie Hall performances between 1943 and 1978, includes seven previously unreleased recitals, plus the first ever DVD release of Horowitz on Television—the famous TV concert that hasn’t been seen since its last airing on CBS in 1968. The limited-edition set includes a 180-page hardcover book with an introduction by Jed Distler that profiles Horowitz and his special relationship with Carnegie Hall. Pre-order Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall from Amazon.com.
Horowitz accurately claimed that he never played a piece the same way twice. His recorded performances of the same work contain subtle variations of tempo, rubato, dynamics, nuances, color, shadings, and pedal effects, which are particularly evident when comparing identical programs performed in close succession (albeit with different encores) as he did on November 24 and December 15, 1968.
Listen to this week’s exclusive streaming track: Horowitz's recording of the Allegro molto movement from Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36—a previously unreleased recording from November 24, 1968.
RACHMANINOFF Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36 - III. Allegro moltoVladimir Horowitz, Piano
(Recorded at Carnegie Hall on November 24, 1968)
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