Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Vladimir Horowitz: Schubert's Impromptus

Vladimir Horowitz plays Franz Schubert's Impromptus in B-flat major, opus 142 no. 3 (D.935) at the Great Hall of Moscow Conservatory at the well-known Moscow recital  of  April 20, 1986. The recital, the return of Horowitz to Russia after a 60-year absence, has become so legendary and so much analysed that further analysis on my part would add nothing. All I can say is a personal note. I marvel at the 82-year-old Horowitz's dexterity and technical ability on the keyboard, which never ceases to give me enjoyment.