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Vladimir Horowitz – The Complete Original Jacket Collection (70 CD box set, APE)

Vladimir Horowitz - The Complete Original Jacket Collection (70 CD box set, APE)

Vladimir Horowitz - The Complete Original Jacket Collection (70 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Audio CD (December 1, 2009)
Number of Discs: 70 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Sony Classics
Size: 10.0 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc: 1
01. Promenade
02. The Gnome
03. Promenade
04. Il vecchio castello
05. Promenade
06. Tuileries
07. Bydlo
08. Promenade
09. Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks
10. Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle
11. Limoges – The Market
12. Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum)
13. Con mortuis in lingua mortua
14. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs
15. The Great Gate at Kiev

Disc: 2
01. I. Allegro inquieto; Andantino
02. II. Andante caloroso
03. III. Precipitato
04. I. Allegro con moto
05. II. Andante cantabile
06. III. Allegro giocoso

Disc: 3
01. Adagio sostenuto
02. Allegretto
03. Presto agitato
04. Allegro
05. Adagio
06. Allegro assai

Disc: 4
01. I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
02. II. Kuriose Geschichte
03. III. Haschemann
04. IV. Bittendes Kind
05. V. Glückes genug
06. VI. Wichtige Begebenheit
07. VII. Träumerei
08. VIII. Am Kamin
09. IX. Ritter von Steckenpferd
10. X. Fast zu ernst
11. XI. Fürchtenmachen
12. XII. Kind im Einschlummern
13. XIII. Der Dichter spricht
14. Mazurka in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59, No. 3
15. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 41, No. 1
16. Mazurka in D-Flat Major, Op. 30, No. 3
17. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
18. Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 63, No. 2
19. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
20. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3

Disc: 5
01. I. Grave – Doppio movimento
02. II. Scherzo – Più lento
03. III. Marche funèbre
04. IV. Finale. Presto
05. I. Allegro energico
06. II. Allegro vivace e leggero
07. III. Adagio mesto
08. IV. Fuga. Allegro con spirito

Disc: 6
01. I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
02. II. Andantino semplice
03. III. Allegro con fuoco

Disc: 7
01. Andante spianato in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
02. Grande Polonaise in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
03. Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
04. Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 “Heroic”
05. Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
06. Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor

Disc: 8
01. Allegro
02. Adagio
03. Un poco presto e con sentimento
04. Presto agitato

Disc: 9
01. I. Allegro non troppo
02. II. Allegro appassionato
03. III. Andante
04. IV. Allegretto grazioso

Disc: 10
01. Variations on a Theme from “Carmen”
02. By the water
03. Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland
04. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Rondo alla turca
05. Träumerei, No. 7
06. Lieder ohne Worte: Élégie, Op. 85, No. 4
07. Lieder ohne Worte: Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6
08. Children’s Corner Suite: Serenade of the Doll
09. Toccata, Op. 11

Disc: 11
01. Allegro ma non tanto
02. Intermezzo: Adagio
03. Finale: Alla breve

Disc: 12
01. I. Grave – Doppio movimento
02. II. Scherzo – Più lento
03. III. Marche funèbre
04. IV. Finale. Presto
05. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
06. Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
07. No. 4, Au bord d’une source
08. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major, S. 244

Disc: 13
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio un poco mosso
03. III. Rondo. Allegro

Disc: 14
01. Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
02. Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
03. Étude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3 “Tristesse”
04. Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
05. Nocturne F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
06. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Disc: 15
01. Andante sostenuto
02. Variation I
03. Variation II: Un poco più animato
04. Variation III: Più animato
05. Variation IV: Sempre staccato e leggiero
06. Variation V: Agitato
07. Variation VI: A tempo
08. Variation VII: Con fuoco
09. Variation VIII: Allegro vivace
10. Variation IX
11. Variation X: Moderato
12. Variation XI: Cantabile
13. Variation XII: Tempo di tema
14. Variation XIII: Sempre assai leggiero
15. Variation XIV: Adagio
16. Variation XV: Poco a poco più agitato
17. Variation XVI: Allegro vivace
18. Variation XVII
19. Presto
20. Wedding March and Variations, S. 410 (after Felix Mendelssohn)
21. No. 7, Funérailles
22. Valse oubliée in F-Sharp Major, S. 215/1
23. No. 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
24. No. 15 in A Minor, S. 244/15 (Rakóczy March)

Disc: 16
01. I. Molto moderato
02. II. Andante sostenuto
03. III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza; Trio
04. IV. Allegro ma non troppo
05. Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
06. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Disc: 17
01. Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass”
02. Etude in B-Flat Minor, Op. 8, No. 7
03. Etude In C-Sharp Minor, Op. 42 No. 5
04. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor, S. 244/2
05. Serenade of the Doll
06. Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
07. Precipitato, III

Disc: 18
01. I. Largo; Allegro con fuoco
02. II. Poco adagio
03. III. Allegro molto
04. I. Allegro agitato
05. II. Largo e sostenuto
06. III. Presto
07. I. Piuttosto allegro con espressione
08. II. Lento e patetico
09. III. Presto

Disc: 19
01. I. Dramatico
02. II. Allegretto
03. III. Andante
04. IV. Presto con fuoco; Meno mosso
05. Prelude Op. 11, No. 1 in C
06. Prelude Op. 11, No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
07. Prelude Op. 11, No. 9 in E
08. Prelude Op. 11, No. 3 in G
09. Prelude Op. 11, No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
10. Op. 11, No. 13 in G-Flat
11. Prelude Op. 11, No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
12. Op. 15, No. 2 in F-Sharp Minor
13. Prelude Op. 16, No. 1 in B
14. Prelude Op. 13, No. 6 in B Minor
15. Prelude Op. 16, No. 4 in E-Flat Minor
16. Prelude Op. 27, No. 1 in G Minor
17. Prelude Op. 51, No. 2 in A Minor
18. Op. 48, No. 3 in D-Flat
19. Prelude Op. 67, No. 1
20. Prelude Op. 59, No. 2

Disc: 20
01. I. Adagio sostenuto
02. Allegretto
03. Presto agitato
04. Allegro con brio
05. Introduzione: Adagio molto
06. Rondo: Allegretto moderato

Disc: 21
01. Theme: Andantino
02. Variation I
03. Variation II
04. Variation III
05. Variation IV
06. Sonata, K.380, L.23 in E
07. Mazurka in B-Flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4
08. Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61 in A-Flat
09. Allegro
10. Adagio
11. Finale: Presto
12. Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 2 in B-Flat Minor
13. Étincelles, Op. 36, No. 6
14. Prelude, Op. 11, No. 5 in D
15. Prelude, Op. 22, No. 1 in G-Sharp Minor
16. The Stars and Stripes Forever

Disc: 22
01. Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
02. Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 3 in B
03. Nocturne, Op. 15, No. 1 in F
04. Nocturne in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
05. Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat
06. Barcarolle, Op. 60
07. Scherzo No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 39

Disc: 23
01. I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
02. II. Andantino semplice
03. III. Allegro con fuoco

Disc: 24
01. Promenade
02. The Gnome
03. Promenade
04. Il vecchio castello/The old castle
05. Promenade
06. Tuileries
07. Bydlo
08. Promenade
09. Ballet of the unhatched chicks
10. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
11. Limoges – The Market
12. Catacombs (Sepulchrum romanum)
13. Con mortuis in lingua mortua
14. The hut on fowl’s legs
15. The great gate at Kiev

Disc: 25
01. Allegro assai
02. Andante con moto
03. Allegro ma non troppo
04. Presto
05. Largo e mesto
06. Menuetto: Allegro
07. Rondo: Allegro

Disc: 26
01. Thema: Andante espressivo
02. Variation I: Stesso tempo
03. Variation II: Stesso tempo
04. Variation III: Vivace
05. Variation IV: Sostenuto
06. Variation V: Allegro vivace; Andante Tempo I
07. Allegro
08. Adagio
09. Allegro assai
10. Rondo
11. Theme: Andantino
12. Variation I
13. Variation II
14. Variation III
15. Variation IV
16. No. 7, Träumerei
17. Lieder ohne Worte: Élégie, Op. 85, No. 4
18. Lieder ohne Worte: Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6
19. Lieder ohne Worte: The Shepherd’s Complaint, Op. 67, No. 5
20. Andante spianato in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
21. Grande Polonaise in E-Flat Major, Op. 22

Disc: 27
01. Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass”
02. I. Allegro energico
03. II. Allegro vivace e leggero
04. III. Adagio mesto
05. IV. Fuga. Allegro con spirito
06. I. Allegro inquieto; Andantino
07. II. Andante caloroso
08. III. Precipitato
09. Etude in A-Flat, Op. 72, No. 11
10. Danse macabre, S. 555 (after Camille Saint-Saens)

Disc: 28
01. I. Allegro con moto
02. II. Andante cantabile
03. III. Allegro giocoso
04. Dumka, Op. 59
05. Capriccio
06. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
07. Etude No. 2 in E-Flat Major, S. 140/2 (after Paganini Caprice No. 17)
08. Serenade to the Doll
09. Danse excentrique
10. Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor
11. Capriccio (Concert Etude, Op. 28, No. 6) in F Minor

Disc: 29
01. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
02. Waltz, Op. 64, No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor
03. Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
04. Nocturne, Op. 9, No. 2 in E-Flat
05. Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4
06. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
07. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3
08. Andante spianato in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
09. Grande Polonaise in E-Flat Major, Op. 22

Disc: 30
01. Impromptu, D. 899/3 (Arr. in G)
02. Valse oubliée in F-Sharp Major, S. 215/1
03. Lieder ohne Worte: Élégie, Op. 85, No. 4
04. Lieder ohne Worte: Spring Song, Op. 62, No. 6
05. Nocturne in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
06. Intermezzo, Op. 117, No. 2 in B-Flat Minor
07. No. 7, Träumerei
08. Waltz, Op. 35, No. 15 in A-Flat
09. Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
10. Lieder ohne Worte: The Shepherd’s Complaint, Op. 67, No. 5
11. Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
12. No. 7, Funérailles

Disc: 31
01. I. Allegro brillante
02. II. Scherzo: Molto commodo
03. III. Quasi variazioni: Andantino de Clara Wieck
04. IV. Prestissimo possibile
05. Sonata No. 5, Op. 53

Disc: 32
01. Piano Sonata in B Minor, S. 178
02. Impromptu No. 5, Op. 102
03. Nocturne No. 13 in B Minor, Op. 119

Disc: 33
01. I. Allegro ma non tanto
02. II. Intermezzo. Adagio
03. III. Finale. Alla breve

Disc: 34
01. Einfach
02. Sehr rasch und leicht
03. Noch rascher
04. Hastig
05. Nach und nach immer lebhafter und stärker
06. Einfach und zart
07. Intermezzo
08. Innig
09. Sehr lebhaft
10. Mit einigem Pomp
11. Zum Beschluß
12. Barcarolle, Op. 10, No. 3
13. Humoresque, Op. 10, No. 5
14. Consolation No. 3 in D-Flat Major, S. 172/3
15. Mephisto Waltz No. 1, S. 514

Disc: 35
01. Molto vivace ed appassionatamente
02. Più tosto lento
03. Con forza, assai marcato
04. No. 3 in D-Flat
05. No. 4 in F
06. Scherzo a capriccio: Presto
07. I. Allegro agitato – Meno mosso
08. II. Non allegro – Lento – Più mosso
09. III. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto

Disc: 36
01. Keyboard Sonata in A-Flat Major, Kk. 127
02. Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Kk. 466
03. Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, Kk. 184
04. Keyboard Sonata in A Major, Kk. 101
05. Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, Kk. 87
06. Keyboard Sonata in E Major, Kk. 135
07. Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
08. Ballade No. 2 in B Minor, S. 171
09. Waltzes, Op. 69: No. 9 in A-Flat Major “L’adieu”
10. Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor

Disc: 37
01. I. Allegro con spirito
02. II. Adagio e cantabile, con espressione
03. III. Presto
04. Barcarolle, Op. 60
05. Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 25, No. 7
06. Étude in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5 “Black Keys”
07. Prelude in G, Op. 32 No. 5
08. Moment musicale, Op. 16, No. 2 in E-Flat Minor
09. Polka V.R.

Disc: 38
01. God Save the Queen
02. Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
03. Ballade No. 1, Op. 23 in G Minor
04. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
05. Kuriose Geschichte
06. Haschemann
07. Bittendes Kind
08. Glückes genug
09. Wichtige Begebenheit
10. Träumerei
11. Am Kamin
12. Ritter vom Steckenpferd
13. Fast zu ernst
14. Fürchtenmachen
15. Kind im Einschlummern
16. Der Dichter spricht
17. Etude in D-Sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12

Disc: 39
01. Sonata, K. 531 (L. 430) in E
02. Sonata, K. 87 (L. 33) in B Minor
03. Sonata, K. 380 (L. 23) in E
04. Sonata, K. 455 (L. 209) in G
05. Sonata, K. 322 (L. 483) in A
06. Sonata, K. 46 (L. 25) in E
07. Nocturne in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
08. Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
09. Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
10. Valse oubliée No. 1 in F-Sharp Major, S. 215/1
11. Presto in B-Flat
12. Etude in F, Op. 72, No. 6
13. May Breezes, No. 1
14. Variations on a Theme from “Carmen”
15. Carmen Fantasy
16. Stars and Stripes Forever

Disc: 40
01. I. Grave – Doppio movimento
02. II. Scherzo
03. III. Marche funèbre. Lento
04. IV. Finale. Presto
05. Étude-Tableau in C major, Op. 33, No. 2; Allegro
06. Étude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op. 39, No. 5; Appassionato
07. Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18: Leicht und zart
08. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 in D Minor, S. 244/19: Lento

Disc: 41
01. No. 1, Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
02. No. 2, Kuriose Geschichte
03. No. 3, Hasche-Mann
04. No. 4, Bittendes Kind
05. No. 5, Glückes genug
06. No. 6, Wichtige Begebenheit
07. No. 7, Träumerei
08. No. 8, Am Kamin
09. No. 9, Ritter vom Steckenpferd
10. No. 10, Fast zu ernst
11. No. 11, Fürchtenmachen
12. No. 12, Kind im Einschlummern
13. No. 13, Der Dichter spricht
14. Toccata in C major, Op. 7; Allegro
15. Sonata in E Major, K. 531 (L. 430); Allegro
16. Allegro from Sonata in A Major, K. 322 (L. 483)
17. Allegro from Sonata in G Major, K. 455 (L. 209)
18. Impromptu in G-Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 3: Andante
19. Poeme in F-sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1; Andante cantabile
20. Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2, No. 1; Andante
21. Étude in D-Sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 12; Patetico

Disc: 42
01. I. Grave – Allegro di molto e con brio
02. II. Adagio cantabile
03. III. Rondo. Allegro
04. IV. Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses
05. V. Bruyerès
06. VI. General Lavine – eccentric
07. Étude in C minor, Op. 10. No. 12; Allegro con fuoco
08. Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25, No. 7; Lento
09. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20

Disc: 43
01. Sonata in D Major, K 33 (L 424): Allegrao
02. Sonata in A Minor, K 54 (L 241): Allegro
03. Sonata in F Major, K 525 (L 188): Allegro
04. Sonata in F Minor, K 466 (L 118): Andante moderato
05. Sonata in G Major, K 146 (L 349): Allegretto
06. Sonata in D Major, K 96 (L 465): Allegro
07. Sonata in E Major, K 162 (L 21): Andante
08. Sonata in E-Flat Major, K 474 (L 203): Andante e cantabile
09. Sonata in E minor, K 198 (L 22): Allegro
10. Sonata in D Major, K 491 (L 164): Allegro
11. Sonata in F Minor, K 481 (L 187): Andante e cantabile
12. Sonata in A Major, K 39 (L 391): Allegr

Disc: 44
01. I. Preludio, quasi improvvisando. Tempo moderato
02. II. Intermezzo. Adagio
03. III. Fuga. Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico
04. I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
05. II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch
06. III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Disc: 45
01. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 68 “Black Mass”
02. Andante cantabile from Poème in F-Sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1
03. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30, No. 4
04. Étude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
05. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
06. Children’s Corner, L. 113: III. Serenade for the Doll
07. Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
08. Étude in A-flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11: Presto e con leggierezza
09. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Disc: 46
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Finale. Presto
04. Leise bewegt
05. Sonata No. 10 in C Major for Piano, Op. 70
06. L’isle joyeuse, L. 106

Disc: 47
01. I. Tema. Andante grazioso e variazioni
02. II. Menuetto – Trio
03. III. (Rondo) alla Turca. Allegretto
04. Andante
05. Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 33, No. 4
06. Années de pèlerinage, Première année (Suisse), S. 160: No. 6, Vallée d’Obermann

Disc: 48
01. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
02. Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
03. Polonaise No. 5 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44
04. Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K. 380
05. Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 55
06. Arabeske in C Major, Op. 18
07. 12 Études, Op. 8: No. 12 in D-Sharp Minor
08. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei
09. Variations on a Theme from Carmen

Disc: 49
01. Concerto Without Orchestra, Op. 14 (Grand Sonata No. 3 in F Minor): III. Quasi variazioni. Andantino de Clara Wieck
02. I. Äußerst bewegt
03. II. Sehr innig und nicht zu rasch
04. III. Sehr aufgeregt
05. IV. Sehr langsam
06. V. Sehr lebhaft
07. VI. Sehr langsam
08. VII. Sehr rasch
09. VIII. Schnell und spielend

Disc: 50
01. I. Allegro agitato
02. II. Non allegro – Lento
03. III. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto
04. Prelude No. 12 in G Sharp Minor, Op. 32
05. Moments musicaux in B minor, Op. 16, No. 3: Andante cantabile
06. Étude-tableaux No. 5 in E-Flat Minor, Op. 33
07. Étude-tableaux No. 2 in C Major, Op. 33
08. Étude-tableaux No. 9 in D Major, Op. 39

Disc: 51
01. Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat Major, Op. 61
02. Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
03. Étude in G-Flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5
04. Introduction and Rondo in E-Flat Major, Op. 16: Introduzione. Andante – Rondo. Allegro vivace
05. Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
06. Polonaise in A-Flat Major, Op. 53 “Heroic”

Disc: 52
01. Andante piacevole from Feuillet d’album in E-flat Major, Op. 45, No. 1
02. Étude in F-sharp minor, Op. 8, No. 2: A capriccio, con forza
03. Étude in B-flat minor, Op. 8, No. 11: Andante cantabile
04. Étude in D-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 10: Allegro
05. Étude in A-flat Major, Op. 8, No. 8: Lento (Tempo rubato)
06. Étude in F-sharp Major, Op. 42, No. 3: Prestissimo
07. Étude in F-sharp Major, Op. 42, No. 4: Andante
08. Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 42, No. 5: Affannato
09. Sonata No. 10 in C Major for Piano, Op. 70
10. No. 1: Allegretto
11. No. 2: Allegretto
12. Allegro moderato from Vers la flamme, Op. 72

Disc: 53
01. I. Adagio sostenuto
02. II. Allegretto
03. III. Presto agitato
04. Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 4 (D899); Allegretto
05. Impromptu in F minor, Op. 142, No. 1 (D935); Allegro moderato
06. Impromptu in A-flat Major, Op. 142, No. 2 (D935); Allegretto
07. Impromptu in E-flat Major, Op. 90, No. 2 (D899); Allegro

Disc: 54
01. I. Allegro assai
02. II. Andante con moto
03. III. Allegro ma non troppo – Presto
04. I. Allegro con brio
05. II. Introduzione. Adagio molto
06. III. Rondo. Allegretto moderato – Prestissimo

Disc: 55
01. Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 59, No. 3: Vivace
02. Mazurka in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 50, No. 3
03. Mazurka in D-flat Major, Op. 30, No. 3: Allegro non troppo
04. Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 7, No. 3
05. Mazurka in E minor, Op. 41, No. 2: Andantino
06. Mazurka in D Major, Op. 33, No. 2: Vivace
07. Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4: Presto
08. Étude in E Major, Op. 10, No. 3: Lento, ma non troppo
09. Étude in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12: Allegro con fuoco
10. Prelude in in B Minor, Op. 28, No. 6
11. Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
12. Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1: Allegro con brio

Disc: 56
01. Leonore Overture No. 3, Op. 72a – Leonard Bernstein
02. Piano Trio in A Minor, Op. 50: I. Pezzo elegiaco
03. Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 19: III. Andante

Disc: 57
01. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
02. Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
03. Die Rose, die Lilie
04. Wenn ich in deine Augen seh’
05. Ich will meine Seele tauchen
06. Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
07. Ich grolle nicht
08. Und wüssten’s die Blumen
09. Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
10. Hör’ ich das Liedchen klingen
11. Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
12. Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
13. Ich hab’ im Traum geweinet
14. Allnächtlich im Traume
15. Aus alten Märchen winkt es
16. Die alten, bösen Lieder
17. I. Vivace – Leonard Bernstein
18. II. Largo ma non tanto – Leonard Bernstein
19. III. Allegro – Leonard Bernstein
20. Nine Sacred Pieces, TH. 78, No. 6: Pater Noster – Lyndon Woodside
21. Messiah, HWV 56, Pt. II, No. 44: Hallelujah Chorus – Lyndon Woodside

Disc: 58
01. Allegro
02. Andante
03. Allegro
04. Andante moderato
05. Vivo
06. Allegro
07. Prélude in D-flat Major, Op. 28, No. 15: Sostenuto
08. Étude in E-flat minor, Op. 10, No. 6: Andante
09. Étude No. 2 in A-flat Major from “Trois Nouvelles Études”:Allegretto
10. Consolation No. 2 in E Major, S. 172/2
11. No. 11 Pour les arpèges composés
12. Préludes, Book II, L. 123: No. 7, La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune
13. Allegro vivace
14. Scherzo & March, S. 177
15. Fairy Tale in A Major, Op.51 No.3
16. Feuillet d’album, Op. 58
17. Molto vivace

Disc: 59
01. Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12 No 2; III. Rondo. Allegro assai
02. Adagio sostenuto in F Major from Book I, No. 14 of Gradus ad Parnassum
03. Sonata in B-flat Major, Op. 25, No. 3; II. Rondo. Vivace
04. Sonata in A Major, Op. 50 No. 1; II. Adagio sostenuto e patetico
05. Chorale Prelude “ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ”
06. Sonata in F-sharp Major, K 319 (L 35); Allegro
07. Sonata in G Major, K 260 (L 124); Allegro
08. I. Andante con espressione
09. II. Rondo. Presto
10. I. Allegretto ma non troppo
11. II. Vivace alla marcia
12. III. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto – IV. Allegro

Disc: 60
01. Toccata
02. Fugue
03. I. Allegro
04. II. Presto
05. Allegro con brio (I)
06. Un poco andante, quasi allegretto (II)
07. No. 3 in B-Flat Major
08. Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
09. Polonaise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1
10. Mazurka in B Minor, Op. 30, No. 2
11. Consolation No. 4 in D-Flat Major, S. 172/4
12. Consolation No. 5 in E Major, S. 172/5
13. Etude-tableau, Op. 39, No. 7, in C Minor

Disc: 61
01. No. 1: Pour les cinq doigts
02. No. 4: Pour les sixtes
03. No. 6: Pour les huit doigts
04. No. 1: Intermezzo
05. No. 3: Valse lente
06. Intermezzo No. 2 in D-Flat
07. Novellette No. 1 in C
08. Allegro moderato. Festivamente
09. Andante sostenuto
10. Presto assai
11. No. 1: Un poco allegro
12. No. 2: In slow blues tempo
13. No. 4: Allegro molto
14. No. 1 in C
15. No. 3 in G
16. No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
17. No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
18. No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
19. No. 17 in A-Flat
20. No. 22 in G Minor
21. No. 24 in D Minor

Disc: 62
01. Applause
02. Blumenstück in D-Flat, Op. 19
03. Allegro brillante
04. Scherzo: Molto commodo
05. Quasi variazioni: Andantino de Clara Wieck
06. Prestissimo possibile

Disc: 63
01. Applause
02. Prelude in G, Op. 32 No. 5
03. Etude-tableau in E-Flat Minor, Op. 39 No. 5
04. Valses oubliées, S. 215: No. 1 in F-Sharp Major
05. Années de pèlerinage, Première année (Suisse), S. 160: No. 5, Au bord d’une source
06. Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
07. Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20
08. Serenade of the Doll (Children’s Corner, No. 3)
09. Träumerei (Kinderszenen, Op. 15 No. 7)
10. Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6
11. Etude-tableau in D, Op. 39 No. 9

Disc: 64
01. I. Preludio, quasi improvvisando. Tempo moderato
02. II. Intermezzo – Adagio
03. III. Fuga – Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico – Moderamente scherzando, un poco umoristico
04. I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
05. II. Mässig – Durchaus energisch
06. III. Langsam getragen – Durchweg leise zu halten
07. Piano Sonata No. 9 in F Major, Op. 68 “Black Mass”
08. Poeme in F-Sharp Major, Op. 32, No. 1

Disc: 65
01. Mazurka No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 30
02. Étude in F Major, Op. 10, No. 8
03. Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
04. Children’s Corner, L. 113: III. Serenade for the Doll
05. Étude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
06. Étude in A-Flat Major, Op. 72, No. 11
07. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei
08. No. 1, Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
09. No. 2, Kuriose Geschichte
10. No. 3, Hasche-Mann
11. No. 4, Bittendes Kind
12. No. 5, Glückes genug
13. No. 6, Wichtige Begebenheit
14. No. 7, Träumerei
15. No. 8, Am Kamin
16. No. 9, Ritter vom Steckenpferd
17. No. 10, Fast zu ernst
18. No. 11, Fürchtenmachen
19. No. 12, Kind im Einschlummern
20. No. 13, Der Dichter spricht

Disc: 66
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio e cantabile
03. III. Finale. Tempo di minuet
04. Mazurka in C Minor, Op. 56, No. 3
05. Nocturne in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
06. Fantaisie-impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
07. Étude in A-Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 1 “Aeolian Harp”
08. Étude in E Minor, Op. 25, No. 5
09. Nocturne No. 1 in B Major, Op. 62
10. Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen, S. 179 (after J. S. Bach)
11. Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S. 447 (after Richard Wagner)

Disc: 67
01. Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 14
02. I. Allegro
03. II. Andante cantabile
04. III. Allegretto grazioso
05. I. Allegro inquieto
06. II. Andante caloroso
07. III. Precipitato

Disc: 68
01. Mazurka in B-Flat Minor, Op. 24, No. 4
02. Polonaise in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 26, No. 1
03. Polonaise in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1 “Military”
04. Etude in E-Flat Minor, Op. 10, No. 6
05. Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 10, No. 4
06. Grande Valse Brillante in A Minor, Op. 34, No. 2
07. Valses oubliées: No. 1 in F-Sharp Major, S. 215/1
08. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major, S. 244/6
09. Sonata in A Major, Kk. 322, L. 483
10. Song Without Words No. 25, Op. 62: No. 1, May Breezes
11. Etude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
12. Etincelles, Op. 36, No. 6

Disc: 69
01. Opening Applause to Horowitz Recital of November 12, 1967
02. I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung (Allegretto, ma non troppo)
03. II. Lebhaft – Marschmäßig (Vivace alla marcia)
04. III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll (Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto) – IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit (Allegro)
05. Barcarolle, Op. 60
06. Nocturnes, Op. 55: No. 1 in F Minor
07. Polonaise in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 44

Disc: 70
01. Post Intermission Applause to Horowitz Recital of November 12, 1967
02. Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K. 101, L. 494
03. Keyboard Sonata in F-Sharp Major, K. 319, L. 35
04. Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 260, L. 124
05. Keyboard Sonata in F Minor, K. 466, L. 118
06. Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K. 55, L. 335
07. Arabeske, Op. 18
08. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 5 in E-Flat Minor
09. Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 9 in D Major
10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: No. 7, Träumerei
11. Mazurkas, Op. 7: No. 3 in F Minor
12. Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s Carmen

After being released in a piecemeal, disorganized manner for decades, all of Vladimir Horowitz’s RCA, Columbia, and Sony recordings are available in one convenient, budget priced boxed set. (The Deutsche Grammophon recordings are not included, of course, nor are the HMV/EMI.) This set contains some newly issued performances, which I will comment on below. For space reasons, I refer you to my other reviews on Amazon for the previously issued material.

While this 70CD set is not remastered from scratch, this set does use the best existing versions of each recording. As for the RCA recordings, wherever possible, the Gold Seal versions from the 1980s and early 1990s are not being used. For example, the Beethoven Moonlight and Waldstein Sonatas from 1956 utilize the Classics Library master from 2004, which is far superior to the Gold Seal CD that was issued around 1990. Likewise, the 1943 Tchaikovsky Concerto with Toscanini uses the source material that appeared in the 1992 Toscanini Collection, rather than the lower quality version that was used in the Gold Seal CD issued in 1990. There are numerous other examples. For those of you who are wondering, the correct takes for the 1976 Schumann Concerto without Orchestra are used in this issue (a set of outtakes was briefly issued by mistake in 1989).

As to the Columbia recordings, Sony is using the same remasterings that were used for the big blue boxed set in 1993. (The sole exception is the 1962 Kinderszenen which was remastered in 2003.) In the 1969 Kreisleriana, the (wrong) takes that were issued on the 1993 boxed set and every CD since are used again here. So, hang on to your LPs and the MK42409 CDs if you still have them.

As with all the Original Jacket issues, the cover art from the original LPs (or, in a few cases, CDs) is used. The original programming is also strictly being adhered to, which has not always been the case with this series. The advantage is that Horowitz’s programming concepts are respected (and Horowitz was a master at building a contrasted and interesting program). The disadvantage is that the playing time for most of these CDs is short. However, at budget price, I’m not complaining. Some trivia: in the early LP era, RCA issued both 10″ and 12″ LPs, depending on the playing time of the program. For this set, only the 12″ LPs are used, with one exception: the Brahms Violin Sonata with Milstein, which was originally issued as a 10″ record and only appeared on a 12″ LP decades after the fact. Also, none of the 45RPM issues are being used (RCA had issued 45s as a transition between 78RPMs and LPs).

One CD includes assorted RCA recordings that were never issued on LP. This includes both the 1928 and the 1957 expanded version of Horowitz’s Carmen Fantasy. The Chopin Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4 from 1975 that was issued on the Japanese version only of Horowitz Rediscovered is likewise included.

Now, some information on the two “new” recitals: both the 1951 and 1967 recitals show Horowitz in excellent form and are valuable additions to his discography – though there is no new repertoire in either recital. The sound for the 1951 recital is mixed, because two different sources are being used: RCA’s tapes of the recital and 33 1/3 RPM discs that were made for Horowitz’s review. Both the taped and disc items sound cleaner than those in the Private Collection recordings. Mozart’s K. 333 Sonata is a radically different (and more musicologically “correct”) interpretation than the pianist’s 1987 performances – yet I find the later recordings more pleasurable to listen to. Prokofiev’s Seventh Sonata is thundering and compelling, similar in conception to Horowitz’s 1945 studio recording, but with the added adrenaline he invariably put into his live performances. The Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 illustrates one of Horowitz’s unique attributes: he could play “cool” and “hot” at the same time. The ending to this piece defines the word climactic.

The 1967 recital from Brooklyn College is in spectacular sound – indeed it sounds more like the Horowitz I heard live than many of his digital recordings. Horowitz plays the music (including Beethoven’s Sonata, Op. 101, five Scarlatti Sonatas, Chopin and Rachmaninoff) in much the same manner as his existing Columbia recordings. Two exceptions are Chopin’s Barcarolle, which is played lovingly and in contrast to his other rather tempestuous recordings, and Horowitz’s own Carmen Variations, which has a different coda. Both the 1951 and 1967 recordings are unedited, so this is the real Horowitz without any interference: imperfect and compelling.

Where this set falls short is documentation. While the liner notes are reproduced on the back of the mini-LP jacket, not all the LPs have notes. The 200 page booklet includes track listings, recording dates (some of which are not accurate), another photo of each LP cover, a perceptive essay on Horowitz by Jon Samuels, and a chronology of Horowitz’s life. The chronology contain errors, and there is a humorous misspelling on one of the LP jackets. The track listing of Volume 55 does not match the contents of the disc. (I detect the work of interns.) It’s not realistic these days to expect that Sony/BMG can give Horowitz the red carpet treatment that Arthur Rubinstein was accorded in 1999 (although Horowitz certainly deserves it), but is it too much to ask for adequate and accurate documentation? The above complaints demote this set from five stars to four.

One further note: The Horowitz material issued in 2009, including the 1986 Berlin Concert and the two Private Collection recitals (an additional CD is planned for 2010) are not included in this set. 2009 is the twentieth anniversary of Horowitz’s death. It’s nice to know he hasn’t been forgotten.

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