Saturday, August 18, 2012

Vladimir Horowitz: Mozart In Moscow

Vladimir Horowitz performs from the first movement of Mozart's Piano Sonata in C major, K.330, during the famous Moscow concert of April 20, 1986. You can read more about the concert here.



  1. The contrast between this Horowitz performance and the Dudamel-Hahn concerto performance you posted previously is striking. Horowitz doesn't stick to the rhythm but occasionally elongates the first beat in the measure. By doing so, he dulls the sparkle of Mozart's genius.

    1. Horowitz seemed slightly nervous during this performance, a very emotional experience, returning to his country of birth after such a long absence. And there's always the Romantic in him.


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