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Horowitz : his life and music

Author: Harold C Schonberg
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"On April 20, 1986, the wheel came full circle for Vladimir Horowitz with an audible click, and he recognized it as such." So begins this definitive biography of the most electrifying piano virtuoso of our times, Vladimir Horowitz, describing his return to Russia after a sixty-one-year absence. From there, the book turns back to Horowitz's privileged and pampered childhood in Kiev, where he started to play the piano  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Schonberg, Harold C.
Horowitz.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©1992
(OCoLC)639417565
Named Person: Vladimir Horowitz; Vladimir Horowitz; Vladimir Horowitz; Vladimir Horowitz; Vladimir Horowitz
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold C Schonberg
ISBN: 0671725688 9780671725686 0671712195 9780671712198
OCLC Number: 26130513
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 427 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Return of the native --
Growing up in Kiev --
Novorossiisk, Taganrog, Gomel, Batumi --
A Greenhorn in Berlin --
Crashing through --
Parisian lion --
On the road --
"The octaves race" --
"King of kings" --
Marriage --
Disappearance --
In Horowitz's shoes --
and tails --
The lazy life --
Uncashed checks --
Media blitz --
Still the mastere --
The new Horowitz? --
Sonia --
Traveling à la Paderewski --
Anniversaries --
Collapse --
Resurrection --
Globetrotter --
Last pupil --
Mozart and Liebestod --
Artist-as-hero --
The Horowitz recordings --
Appendix I: 1926-53 --
Appendix II: LP and stereo --
Appendix III: 1965-82 --
Appendix IV: 1985-89 with a digression on Horowitz and Mozart.
Responsibility: Harold C. Schonberg.

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A readable musical assessment of Horowitz's talent and his contribution to the cultural life of the twentieth century.  Read more...

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