Horowitz: The Complete Masterworks Recordings 1962-1973 (13 CD box set, APE)
Horowitz: The Complete Masterworks Recordings 1962-1973 (13 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Vladimir Horowitz
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 13 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Sony
Size: 2.89 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Volume 1: The Studio Recordings 1962 – 1963
Disc 1
Frederic Chopin

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35

Sergei Rachmaninov
Etude-Tableau in C major, Op 33 No.2
Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op 33 No.2

Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
Kiderszenen, Op. 15
Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Franz Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 in D minor

Disc 2
Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in E major, K 531
Sonata in A major, K 322
Sonata in G major, K 455

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathetique”

Franz Schubert
Impromptu in G-flat major, Op. 90 (D899) No.3

Frederic Chopin
Etude in C minor, Op. 10 No. 12
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25 No. 7
Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Claude Debussy
3 Preludes (from Book II)

Alexander Scriabin
Poeme in F-sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2 No. 1
Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12

Volume 2: The Celebrated Scarlatti Recordings
Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in D major, K 33 (L 424)
Sonata in A minor, K 54 (L 241)
Sonata in F major, K 525 (L 188)
Sonata in G major, K 146 (L 349)
Sonata in D major, K 96 (L 465)
Sonata in E major, K 162 (L 21)
Sonata in E-flat major, K 474 (L 203)
Sonata in E minor, K 198 (L 22)
Sonata in D major, K 491 (L 164)
Sonata in F minor, K 481 (L 187)
Sonata in A major, K 39 (L 391)
Sonata in G major, K 547 (L 349)
Sonata in B minor, K 197 (L 147)
Sonata in F-sharp minor, 25 (L 481)
Sonata in D minor, K 52 (L 267)
Sonata in G major, K 201 (L 129)
Sonata in C minor, K 303 (L 9)

Volume 3: The Historic Return: Carnegie Hall 1965 – The 1966 Concerts
Disc 1
J. S. Bach / F. Busoni

Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564

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Robert Schumann
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 “Black Mass”
Poeme in F-sharp major, Op. 32 No. 1

Disc 2
Frederic Chopin

Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 30 No.4
Etude in F major, Op. 10 No. 8
Ballade No, 1 in G minor, Op.23

Claude Debussy
Serenade for the Doll

Alexander Scriabin
Etude in A-flat major, Op. 72 No. 11

Robert Schumann
Traumerei, Op. 15 No. 7

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331 (300I)

Frederic Chopin
Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op. 61

Disc 3
Frederic Chopin

Mazurka in B minor, Op 33 No.4
Nocturne in E minor, Op. 72 No. 1

Alexander Scriabin
Piano Sonata No. 10, Op. 70

Joseph Haydn
Piano Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

Robert Schumann
Blumenstuck in D-flat major, Op. 19

Claude Debussy
L’Isle joyeuse

Franz Liszt
Valee d’Obermann

Volume 4: The Legendary 1968 TV Concert
Frederic Chopin

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op.23
Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1
Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in E major, K 380 (L 23)
Sonata in G major, K 55 (L 335)

Robert Schumann
Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Alexander Scriabin
Etude in D-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 12

Robert Schumann
Traumerei, Op. 15 No. 7

Vladimir Horowitz
Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s opera “Carmen”

Volume 5: A Baroque and Classical Recital
Muzio Clementi

Sonata in E-flat major, Op 12 No. 2: III. Rondo. Allegro assai
Adagio sostenuto in F major (No. 14 from “Gradus ad Parnassum,” Book 1)
Sonata in B-flat major, Op. 25 No. 3: II. Rondo. Vivace
Sonata in A major, Op. 50 No. 1: II. Adagio sostenuto e patetico

J.S.Bach / F. Busoni
Chorale Prelude “Ich ruf zu dir Herr Jesu Christ” (from “Orgel-Buchlein,” BWV 639)

Domenico Scarlatti
Sonata in F-sharp major, K 319 (L 35)*
Sonata in G major, K 260 (L 124)*

Joseph Haydn
Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48*

Ludwig Van Beethoven
Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101*

* Live recording

Volume 6: Horowitz Performs Beethoven
Ludwig Van Beethoven

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 “Waldstein-Sonate”
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata”

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Volume 7: Horowitz Plays Early Romantics
Disc 1
Frederic Chopin

Mazurka in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4
Etude in G-flat major, Op. 10 No. 5
Introduction & Rondo in E-flat major, Op. 16
Waltz in A minor, Op. 34 No.2
Polonaise in A-flat major, Op. 53
Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op. 59 No. 3
Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 3
Mazurka in D-flat major, Op. 30 No. 3
Mazurka in D major, Op. 33 No. 2
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 10 No. 4
Etude in E major, Op. 10 No. 3
Etude in C minor, Op. 10 No. 12
Prelude in B minor, Op. 28 No. 6

Disc 2
Frederic Chopin

Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1
Prelude in D-flat major, Op. 28 No. 15
Etude in E-flat minor, Op. 10 No 6
Etude No. 2 in A-Flat major from “Trois Nouvelles Etudes”
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 7 No. 3*
Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2*

Robert Schumann
Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck from Sonata No. 3 (“Concert sans Orchestre”) in F minor, Op. 14
Kreisleriana, Op. 16

* Live recording

Volume 8: The Romantic & Impressionist Era
Franz Schubert

Impromptu in A-flat major, Op. 90 (D 899) No. 4
Impromptu in F minor, Op. 142 (D 935) No. 1
Impromptu in A-flat major, Op. 142 (D 935) No. 2
Impromptu in E-flat major, Op. 90 (D 899) No. 2

Franz Liszt
Consolation in E major, S. 172 (R. 12) No. 2

Claude Debussy
Pour les arpeges composes (Etude No. 5 from Book II)*
La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune*

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy
Etude in A minor, Op. 104b No. 3*

Franz Liszt
Scherzo & Marsch, S.177 (R.20)*

* Live recording

Volume 9: Horowitz Plays Late Russian Romantics
Alexander Scriabin

Feuillet d’album in E-flat major, Op. 45 No.1
Etude in F-sharp minor, Op. 8 No. 2
Etude in B-flat minor, Op. 8 No. 11
Etude in D-flat major, Op. 8 No. 10
Etude in A-flat major, Op. 8 No. 8
Etude in F-sharp major, Op. 42 No, 3
Etude in F-sharp major, Op. 42. No. 4
Etude in C-sharp minor, Op. 42 No. 5
Etude, Op. 65 No. 3
2 Poemes, Op.69
Vers la flamme (Poeme), Op. 72
Feuillet d’album, Op. 58

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Nicolai Medtner
Fairy Tale in A major, Op. 51 No. 3

Sergei Rachmaninov
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 36*
Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32 No.12*
Moment musicale in B minor, Op. 16 No. 3*
Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op. 33 No. 5*
Etude-Tableau in C major, Op. 33 No. 2*
Etude-Tableau in D major, Op. 39 No. 9*

* Live recording

A must for piano and Horowitz fans

If you are going to buy only one boxed set of classical solo piano music, this is the one to get. The recordings, made between 1962-1973, show Vladimir Horowitz at the absolute top of his form. The set includes a total of 13CDs divided into nine volumes.

The first two volumes chronicle Horowitz’s return to the studios after signing an exclusive recording contract with Columbia Masterworks. Highlights include the legendary Scarlatti album (which has been expanded with six more Sonatas from those sessions), Horowitz’s finest recorded performance of Chopin’s Sonata, Op. 35, and an astonishing performance of Horowitz’s own arrangement of Liszt’s relatively unknown Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19.

Volumes 3 & 4 document Horowitz’s Carnegie Hall recitals from 1965-1968, a time when he was making no studio recordings. His “Historic Return to Carnegie Hall” album has never been out of the catalogue since 1965, and it is most welcome to hear it in this improved remastering – an unedited version of this recital has been issued separately. The only regret here is that the 1968 Television Recital has not been made available on video. Sony should put this on DVD immediately.

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