Vladimir Horowitz

On 1 October 1903 was born the Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz. His worldwide reputation gathered momentum after settling in America in the early thirties. For a time after the war he confined his playing to recordings only, but resumed recitals in 1965. He died in New York City on 5 November 1989.

A selection of articles about Vladimir Horowitz

DVD Spotlight. Seldom Equalled - Michelangeli plays Beethoven, Galuppi and Scarlatti, and impresses Howard Smith. 'His relentless perfectionism allows him spellbinding precision ...'

CD Spotlight. Unaffected Restraint - Halida Dinova plays music that tells stories, heard by Howard Smith. '... a mesmerising interpreter ...'

CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings - CD Spotlight. Spiritual Outpourings. Alexander Romanovsky plays Rachmaninov, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... passion and elegance.'

Passport to Heaven - Bill Newman listens to the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina

Marvelously Gifted - Bill Newman listens to pianist Alexander Romanovsky

Ensemble. Exceptional Gifts - Lawrence Budmen reports from the 2009 Miami International Piano Festival

CD Spotlight. Sensuality and Freedom - Stokowski conducts Schubert and Dvorák, heard by Béla Hartmann. '... one is never left in any doubt as to the force of the conductor ...'

Legendary generosity - Remembering Constance Keene (1921-2005): an appreciation, by John Bell Young

Both angel and devil - One hundred years on, John Bell Young provides a critical appraisal of legendary pianist Vladimir Horowitz

Record box. Impetuous abandon - Ron Bierman is amazed by the playing of Marc-André Hamelin

A perceptive pianist - Bill Newman listens to Yoo Na Noh

Record box - Trawling for treasure. Bill Newman seeks out Golden Age performers now reinstated on CD. Sviatoslav Richter on BBC Legends

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