Vladimir Horowitz in Recital at the White House, Washington D.C., February 26, 1978 Vladimir Horowitz

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  • John Stafford Smith (1750-1836)
  • 1The Star-Spangled Banner01:39
  • Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849)
  • 2I. Grave - Doppio movimento07:19
  • 3II. Scherzo07:07
  • 4III. Marche funèbre - Lento08:57
  • 5IV. Finale - Presto - Sotto voce e legato01:31
  • 6Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 2 in A Minor05:55
  • 7Waltzes, Op. 64: No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor03:36
  • 8Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 Heroic06:51
  • Robert Schumann (1810-1856)
  • 9Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei03:00
  • Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
  • 10Polka de W.R. in A-Flat Major03:59
  • Vladimir Horowitz (1903-1989)
  • 11Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen04:04
  • Total Runtime53:58

Info for Vladimir Horowitz in Recital at the White House, Washington D.C., February 26, 1978

After the overwhelming success of Vladimir Horowitz live at Carnegie Hall, Sony Classical presents Vladimir Horowitz: The Unreleased Live Recordings. This edition takes you on tour with the legendary pianist from his home town of New York to the great halls of the USA, from New Haven to Chicago, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Boston and beyond.

2015 marks a half-century since Vladimir Horowitz's return to the concert stage on May 9, 1965 after a twelve-year absence, reaffirming his status as an iconic pianist who mesmerized audiences and fellow musicians alike throughout his long and turbulent career.

Every time Horowitz walked on stage, a palpable sense of anticipation and excitement filled the air. His singular virtuosity, bottomless palette of colors and nuances, and ability to gauge the acoustics of a hall for maximum impact created a communicative bond between himself and his public that made every performance unique from moment to moment, and he never played a piece the same way twice. Whenever possible, Columbia and RCA taped Horowitz in concert. The recordings provided the basis for commercial releases approved by the pianist during his lifetime. These recitals have now been painstakingly restored to their complete, unedited state from the best possible source material. Most of the original tapes were stored, untouched in Sony's Iron Mountain archives, and sound as vibrant and lifelike as they did to those lucky audience members fortunate enough to be present.

This new edition presents Vladimir Horowitz’s musical artistry, live and unedited in state-of-the art 96 KHz mastering.

Vladimir Horowitz, piano

Digitally remastered

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