Vladimir Horowitz: The Chopin Collection

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Label: SONY CLASSICAL
Catalog: 19439704382
Format: CD

Vladimir Horowitz

Sony Classical announces another ten releases in its popular series of Classical Masters. This new batch of budget-priced sets contains major recording projects by some of the 20th century’s most celebrated musicians. More piano music: a unique and indispensable collection of Vladimir Horowitz playing Chopin. The new Sony Classical box gathers together solo Chopin recordings that the piano wizard set down for RCA and CBS/Sony between 1928, when he was 25, and 1989, the year he died. “His Gramophone obituary observed: “Horowitz’s sound seemed to grow and blossom with all the fullness of great singing or string playing long after it should logically have ceased. These qualities combined with a facility and rhythmic aplomb that caused other would-be pyrotechnicians to pale into insignificance … If Rubinstein showed a classic and patrician sense of contour in Chopin, Horowitz looked on the wild side, avidly seeking a ‘romantic agony’ of the most vibrant passion and color. In such music Horowitz’s audacity and, indeed, outrageousness knew no bounds, and the communicative force of his playing drove his audiences near to hysteria.” Hear for yourself in this new 6-album set, the most comprehensive collection of Horowitz’s Chopin ever released.CD 1Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise brillante op. 22Waltzes op. 34/2 · op. 64/2 · Polonaise “Heroic” op. 53Mazurkas op. 7/3 · op. 30/4 · op. 59/3 · op. 41/4 · op. 30/3 · op. 30/4 · op. 63/2 · op. 63/3 · op. 50/3Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” op. 35CD 2Ballades No. 1 op. 23 · No. 3 op. 47 · No. 4 op. 52Nocturnes op. 15/2 · op. 55/1 · op. posth. 72Études op. 10/3 · op. 10/4 · Impromptu op. 29Scherzo No. 1 op. 20 · Mazurka op. 30/2Fantaisie op. 49 · Polonaise op. 26/1CD 3Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61 · Mazurka op. 24/4Scherzos No. 1 op. 20 · No. 2 op. 31 · No. 3 op. 39Waltz op. 34/2 · Barcarolle op. 60Nocturnes op. posth. 72 · op. 9/3 · op. 15/1 · op. 27/1 · op. 9/2CD 4Waltzes op. 34/2 · “Les Adieux” op. posth. 69/1Scherzo No. 1 op. 20 · Mazurka op. 17/4Études op. 25/7 · “Black Keys” op. 10/5Barcarolle op. 60 · Ballades No. 4 op. 52 · No. 1 op. 23Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61CD 5Piano Sonata No. 2 “Funeral March” op. 35Études op. 10/6 · “Revolutionary” op. 10/12 · op. 25/7 · op. posth. · op. 10/8 · Scherzo No. 1 op. 20Mazurka op. 30/4 · Ballade No. 1 op. 23CD 6Polonaise-Fantaisie op. 61Mazurkas op. 33/4 · op. 7/3 · op. 17/4Nocturnes op. posth. 72 · op. 55/1 · Ballade No. 1 op. 23Polonaise op. 44 · Waltzes op. 64/2 · op. 34/2Étude “Black Keys” op. 10/5 · Rondo op. 16CD 7Polonaises “Heroic” op. 53 · op. 40/1Préludes “Raindrop” op. 28/15 · op. 28/6Études op. 10/3 · “Revolutionary” op. 10/12 · op. 10/4 · op. 25/1 · op. 25/5Mazurkas op. 30/3 · op. 33/3 · op. 41/1 · op. 50/3 · op. 59/3 · op. 56/3Nocturnes op. 55/2 · op. 62/1Fantaisie-Impromptu op. posth. 66

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