Evenings with Horowitz: A Personal Portrait

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Hal Leonard Corporation, 2004 - Music - 327 pages
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(Book). Evenings with Horowitz details a special friendship between two musicians. The book is a vivid account of their mutual passion for music and the piano. It reflects the struggles and triumphs of Vladimir Horowitz, a flaming genius who was also insecure and fearful of old age and the loss of his powers. In his conversations with the author, the Maestro reveals the agony and the ecstasy of a pianist's career and his love and awe for the great composers whose music he played. "Dubal, broadcaster, concert pianist, and faculty member at Juilliard, draws upon his knowledgeable background to produce a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and electrifying pianist Vladimir Horowitz ... Discussions ensued on repertoire, stylistic interpretations, tastes of audiences, other famous pianists, favored composers, and even such non-musical topics as care of animals, modern-day presidents, and American youth. Dubal provides a rare and intimate glimpse of Horowitz and illustrates the precariousness of accommodating the temperament of a genius." Library Journal
 

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Contents

The First Twentytwo Years
3
Horowitz Conquers the World
19
An Early Retirement
35
The Triumphant Return
39
The Second Coming
43
My First Visit With the Maestro
47
The Greatest Paws in the World
55
Horowitz Decides to Visit Juilliard
65
The ArmWrestling Champ
147
The BowTie Award
151
The Rubinstein Rivalry
159
Listening With Trepidation
169
The Horowitz Icon
175
On Old Age
183
Horowitz and RockandRoll
189
The Noblest Spirit of Them All
195

Horowitz and Schumann Merge
73
Getting the Right Tempo
75
I Like to Improvise
79
The Cocktail Pianist
85
Horowitz Talks Music
89
From Darkness to Light
95
New Years Eve
99
Hanging by a Thread
101
Reconciliation
105
The Perfect Encore
109
Off to Russia
113
The Concert Heard Around the World
117
Back Home
121
A Presidential Invitation
125
A Recital in the White House
129
Im a Good American
133
Mozart in My Life
137
The Search for the Perfect Cadenza
143
The Little B
201
Horowitz and I Dine Alone
205
Scaling the Ivory Tower
211
Murray Perahia Plays for Horowitz
217
The Composer Comes First
221
Andras Schiff Visits East Ninetyfourth Street
225
The Five Hundred Dollar Bet
229
The 500000th Piano
233
After the Gala
243
Horowitz Teaches
249
Horowitz at EightyFive
263
The End of a Friendship
269
The Passing of the Maestro
273
An Appreciation
279
A Discography
287
Index
311
Compact Disc Program Information
331
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