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composed by Alexander Scriabin, Domenico Scarlatti, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Moritz Moszkowski, Robert Schumann, Spoken Word, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

This double album presents, for the first time on recording, a Chicago concert and broadcast recorded in 1986, when Horowitz was 83. The music that exists from the last few years of Horowitz's life has a marvelous rarefied quality, and this live recording -- marred by heavy early-season coughing about which Horowitz complains in one of the two included radio interviews, but enhanced by the immediacy of the live situation -- is no exception. Horowitz was never the most purely muscular pianist out there (although he could ...

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  1. Keyboard Sonata in E major ("Cortège"), K. 380 (L. 23)
  2. Keyboard Sonata in E major, K. 135 (L. 224)
  3. Adagio for piano in B minor, K. 540
  4. Rondo for piano No. 1 in D major, K. 485
  5. Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330 (K. 300h)
  6. Etude for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 2/1
  7. Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12
  8. Arabeske for piano in C major, Op. 18
  9. Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 (Pace non trovo; II) for piano, S. 161/5 (LW A55/5) (Années II/5)
  10. Soirées de Vienne, valse caprice for piano No. 6 (I), S. 427/6 (LW A131/6) (after Schubert, D. 969 & 779)
  11. Mazurka for piano No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63/3, CT. 91
  12. Mazurka for piano No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
  13. Scherzo for piano No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20, CT. 197
  14. Kinderszenen No. 7 ("Träumerei"), for piano, Op. 15/7
  15. Étincelles, for piano, Op. 36/6
  16. Normal Pellegrini Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 25, 1986
  17. Tom Willis Interviews Vladimir Horowitz, broadcast on WFMT Oct. 30, 1974
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UPC: 028947946496

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