Horowitz in Moscow

Author: C Major Entertainment

In 1986, Moscow welcomes back the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz for his first recital in the Soviet Union after 61 years of long absence.

  • Horowitz in Moscow | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    Horowitz in Moscow © C Major Entertainment

  • Horowitz in Moscow | Copyright: © Sony, CAMI Archive

    Horowitz in Moscow © Sony, CAMI Archive

In 1986, the legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz, who had left his homeland 61 years before, announced that he would return to the Soviet Union for the first time since 1925 to give recitals in Moscow and Leningrad. This sensational historic recital from Moscow includes works by Sergei Rachmaninoff and Alexander Scriabin, whom Horowitz both knew, Domenico Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann and Moritz Moszkowski. The disc contains additional documentary footage with Horowitz. “Horowitz, playing with a clarity and dynamic range that friends said he had not matched in many years“ (New York Times) made an outstanding performance of musical, as well as political, significance.

Original title Horowitz in Moscow
Genre Concert
Recording location Moscow, 1986
Production Company Sony Music Entertainment
Composer Sergej Rachmaninoff, Alexander Scriabin, Domenico Scarlatti, Frederic Chopin, Franz List, Franz Schubert, Moritz Moszkowski
Soloist Vladimir Horowitz



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