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Classical - Released May 31, 2011 | RCA Red Seal

Booklet Distinctions Pianiste Maestro - Choc de Classica
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Classical - Released August 20, 2010 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released August 17, 2012 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 27, 2018 | RCA Red Seal

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Symphonic Music - Released October 1, 1996 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released April 7, 2017 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released November 4, 2016 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released September 22, 1993 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released October 17, 2003 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released November 16, 2018 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released January 5, 2007 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released July 22, 2014 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released August 1, 2001 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released October 17, 2003 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released October 17, 2003 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released July 16, 2010 | RCA Red Seal

These are the "good" Horowitz Beethoven Sonatas. These aren't the hysterical Horowitz recordings from the '60s on Columbia. No, these are the histrionic Horowitz recordings from the '50s on RCA. This is not the over-the-top, out-of-control Horowitz of the '60s, but the archly dramatic and ironically virtuosic Horowitz of the '50s, the Horowitz who was the acknowledged king of the super virtuoso pianists, the Horowitz who could have his way with any repertoire from Bach through Scriabin, the Horowitz who unfortunately decided to have his way with Beethoven. The most structurally dramatic sonatas in the repertoire, Beethoven's Sonatas are concentrated, cogent, and compelling. Horowitz's Beethoven Sonatas are vaporous, vapid, and vain-glorious. Listen to Horowitz's breakneck tempos shift in the closing movement of the Appassionata. Listen to the heavy-handed sonorities in the opening movement of the Moonlight. Listen to the hard-body rhythms of the closing movement of the Waldstein. What is Horowitz trying to prove? That he can play faster and louder than any other pianist? That he can bend the tempos until they break? That he can trivialize dramatic structures into exercises in histrionic virtuosity? RCA's sound was brittle, cramped, and old then and it is still brittle, cramped, and old now.
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Concertos - Released September 23, 2011 | RCA Red Seal

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Symphonic Music - Released October 7, 2002 | RCA Red Seal