Vladimir Horowitz – Vladimir Horowitz Rehearsal at Carnegie Hall, April 14, 1965 (Remastered) (2019)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 01:19:51 minutes | 3,41 GB | Genre: Classical
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After an absence of twelve years, Vladimir Horowitz’s return to the concert stage was one of New York s most exciting musical events. It was Sunday, May 9, 1965, when the great pianist stepped onto the stage of Carnegie Hall, greeted by a shouting, standing ovation. It was his first public performance since he had left the same stage on February 25, 1953. The recording of his recital would be awarded with three Grammy® Awards and become one of the most successful classical albums. In the months before the historic day of May 9, Horowitz went to Carnegie Hall twice in January, twice in April to play for his wife and close friends, before he decided he was ready to perform publicly.
Columbia Masterworks recorded these intimate private recitals, as well as his subsequent rehearsals for his return in 1966, on tape, and they have remained almost entirely unreleased for more than 50 years.