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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:00 am    Post subject: Favourite/Best Horowitz recording? Reply with quote

my favourites are -
the rakocksy march thingy, which im gonna learn sometimes cos its so brutal and kick-ass

and also the wagner/liszt liebestod recording - his last ever recording - VERY moving stuff - perfect pianism

these are 2 of the greatest recorded performances in all of history - truly cataclysmically phenomenal musical experiences to cherish for all time.


what are your favourites and ones that you perhaps dont like as much as other people, but can objectively call one of his best?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rach 3 in Vienna, he was 75, and delivered one of the best performances of that pieces I've ever heard. Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats nothing compared to the liebestod which was recorded just a couple of days before he died at age 86.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never heard Vladimir Horowitz playing his complete transcription of Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. I've heard a few that said it was Horowitz, but it wasn't his transcription. I did hear Volodos playing the transcription. Amazing stuff.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i have dat rec now, thanks to a mysterious russian bad-ass mofo site
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comme_le_Vent wrote:
thats nothing compared to the liebestod which was recorded just a couple of days before he died at age 86.

My sentiments exactly (although I am no fan of Liszt or Wagner Wink.)
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 1:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wagner was a TRU MOFO, everyone check out lugansky's dvd - the wagner transcription on there is just out of this world.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

unfortunately i haven't had the chance to hear Horowitz last recordings (i will buy the cd when i get the dosh), my favourite horowitz recordings are the live rach sonata 2, Reiner rach3, Ormandy Rach 3, Tchaik 1st, the Stars and stripes forever, carmen variations, HR2, shubert-tausig-horowitz Marche militaire, the live polka de W.R. i also love his live Scrabin 8/12 its much better than the studio version i have.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 2:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hahaha, he OWNED da 8/12

how a skinny 5'9 mofo can pull dat off....im baffled

and RESPEC to da BREW! haha, i rememba u from da CF - u were one of da quasi legendary guys
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 5:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must agree with comme about the Wagner. The many died only 4 days after that, and he still was very passionate and touching... Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Comme, I absolutely agree with you. Those are my favourites too. I would also like to add various Scarlatti sonatas and Rach's Moment Musical Op. 16 No. 3.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would too

isnt dat da extremely sad rach piece? if it is dat is like da saddest piece eva...wikid sheeyat

and ofcuz - he owned da scarlatti sheeyat he played
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2004 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Favourite/Best Horowitz recording? Reply with quote

Comme_le_Vent wrote:
my favourites are -
the rakocksy march thingy, which im gonna learn sometimes cos its so brutal and kick-ass

and also the wagner/liszt liebestod recording - his last ever recording - VERY moving stuff - perfect pianism

these are 2 of the greatest recorded performances in all of history - truly cataclysmically phenomenal musical experiences to cherish for all time.


what are your favourites and ones that you perhaps dont like as much as other people, but can objectively call one of his best?


My faves:

Rakoczy March
Scherzo and March (live)
Thaikovsky Concerto #1 with Szell (1953) and Barbirolli (1940)
Rach 3rd with Barbirolli, Coates, Rodzinski
Brahms 1st with Toscanini
Rach 2nd sonata (1968), 3rd movement as encore (1976)
Stars and Stripes Forever
Danse Macabre
Danse Russe (from Petroushka)
Scarlatti Sonatas
Clementi Sonatas
Scriabin Sonata #5, 9, Vers la Flamme, various preludes and etudes.
Chopin Polonaise Fantasie
Schumann 3rd sonata, Kreisleriana
Barber Sonata
Prokofiev 7th sonata

and yes, I agree that Liebestod is a crowning gem to his fabulous career, quite fitting.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn i still havent heard da danse macabre!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it. I'll post it, if you want.
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