Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Vladimir Horowitz: Chopin Ballade No. 1





Vladimir Horowitz performs Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, opus 23. This is a clip from his 1968 television performance from Carnegie Hall in New York City. Vladimir Horowitz: A Television Concert at Carnegie Hall, which CBS televised on September 22, 1968. This was Horowitz’s first televised concert; he was then aged 64.The full 50-minute concert can be found here.  

Selections include more Chopin (Nocturne, opus 55 no. 1; Polonaise, op.44), two sonatas by Scarlatti (K380 and K55), two by Schumann (Arabesque and Traumerei), and  Scriabin’s well known D sharp minor Etude. An excellent and most enjoyable performance all-around, showing Horowoitz at the height of his powers.