Friday, August 7, 2009

Incredible, Part Two

One thing about a recording of a great performance is that you can hear it again and again. The unfortunate part is you can memorize and anticipate the recording and the thrill is diminished. This is where live music excels, every performance is slightly different. One of the great performers of the twentieth century, Vladimir Horowitz privately recorded his Carnegie Hall concerts in the forties and fifties. These recordings are just now coming out and this gives us fans of the Blockbuster Performance School a chance to hear multiple recordings of Horowitz, in his element, at the peak of his technique.

On the Piano this Sunday Horowitz playing his amazing edition of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and also music of the English/ French composer Georges Onslow - on the Piano this Sunday afternoon at 5 on Texas Public Radio.

host, Randy Anderson

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