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 Chopin's Nocturne in F minor op. 55, recorded on October 22, 1967.
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 had a great affinity for Chopin whose music he performed throughout his career. Speaking about the program for his historic comeback performance in 1965, Horowitz remarked, "The Bach-Busoni is a good-luck piece for me. It was the first piece on my debut program after I left Russia forty years ago. The Schumann Fantasy is a fantastically beautiful work. The Scriabin – well, he died in 1915, and this is the fiftieth anniversary of his death. I consider him a great and individual composer. As for the Chopin, it is on the program because it is Chopin."
Listen to this week’s exclusive streaming track: Horowitz's recording of Chopin's Nocturne in F minor op. 55—a previously unreleased recording from October 22, 1967.
CHOPIN Nocturne in F minor op. 55Vladimir Horowitz, Piano
(Recorded at Carnegie Hall on October 22, 1967)
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