“Perfection itself is imperfection.”
One of the most gifted pianists of the 20th century, Vladimir Horowitz (1903–91) entranced audiences with an idiosyncratic repertoire that stretched from Liszt and Rachmaninoff to Scarlatti and Clementi.
He was born in Kyiv, studying at the city’s conservatory from age nine, but fled the political turbulence in 1925 for Berlin and later New York. The neurotic Horowitz retired from performance four times – but crowds flocked to his spectacular comebacks.
Horowitz Plays Scriabin - RemasteredArtists Vladimir Horowitz
Release Date: 04/01/2015
Legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz was considered a "magician" at the piano and one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. This 3CD edition presents all his studio recordings of works by Russian composer Alexander Scriabin (1872-1915) for RCA Victor and Columbia, made between 1950 and 1976. Horowitz is still considered one of the finest interpreters of Scriabin's music. He himself was fascinated by the latter's forward-looking, mystical music, which has its origins in the late Romantic style of Chopin, Liszt and also Schumann. The edition contains the piano sonatas 3, 5 & 9 as well as excerpts from his Préludes, Études and Poèmes. All recordings have been remastered based on the best available audio sources.