Evenings with Horowitz: An Intimate Portrait
The author from such highly acclaimed books as "Reflections From the Keyboard" details a special friendship between two musicians, covers a lifetime of musical wisdom, and contains countless anecdotes of the musical world.
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In Poulenc's little book, My Friends and Myself, the composer said, "My Toccata is
very well known, thanks to Horowitz's fantastic playing." Of his famous
Pastourelle, Poulenc wrote, "I can no longer listen to it except when it's played by
The gallantry, the agreeable smoothness, the rococo fluff of this Viennese cream
puff sounded delectable in Horowitz's hands. Horowitz said, "I heard a record of
this by Gilels. Awful, just awful. Too slow Listen, this is the tempo he plays at.
His "souped-up" arrangement of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition at
moments sounds ghoulish. Don't listen at midnight with the lights off. Or in his
amplification of Liszt's transcription of Saint-Saens' Danse Macabre, one "sees"
the rattling ...
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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 ... Read full review
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