Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vladimir Horowitz: Chopin Rondo

Vladimir Horowitz plays Chopin's Rondo in E-flat major, opus 16, in New York, 1974. Frédéric Chopin completed the piece, also called Introduction and Rondo, in 1833 when he was twenty-three. It was dedicated to Caroline Hartmann.

Now, back to Horowitz. There is also a wonderful and masterful interview done by Mike Wallace (of CBS's 60 Minutes fame), on December 26, 1977, which reveals something of the man and the musician, and of Vladimir Horowitz and his relationship to his music and his wife, Wanda Toscanini. It can be viewed here.