Vladimir Horowitz 'Live At Carnegie Hall' to Be Released, 9/30
Sony Classical presents Vladimir Horowitz Live at Carnegie Hall, a deluxe box set featuring the complete RCA and Columbia recitals of Vladimir Horowitz recorded live at Carnegie Hall between 1951 and 1978. Available September 30, the limited edition box set includes 41 CDs plus a DVD and features 8 previously unreleased complete concerts. The DVD marks the first ever release of the famous TV concert "Horowitz on Television," which has not been seen since its last airing on CBS in 1968.
The first part of the set, CDs 137, consists of entire programs including 3 previously unreleased concerts taken from the Horowitz Private Collection and 4 unreleased recitals from the RCA and Columbia archives. Another 7 full length recitals will be presented for the first time including the addition of 48 unreleased recordings.
All of the recitals have been meticulously assembled and restored from the original source materials, and are presented exactly as they were performed, with all musical selections intact. The 195153 and 196568 concerts, as well as the November 16 & 23, 1975 recitals are all presented musically unedited. These programs cover almost Horowitz's entire career at RCA and Columbia, and include such milestones as the historic April 25, 1943 Tchaikovsky First Concerto with Toscanini and the NBC Symphony Orchestra (given in aid of US troops in World War II), the February 25, 1953 concert marking the 25th anniversary of his American debut (including 3 previously unreleased selections), the May 9, 1965 "Historic Return" marking his first recital after a 12-year absence, the "Concert of the Century" of May 18, 1976 marking Carnegie Hall's 85th anniversary, and the "Golden Jubilee Concert" of January 8, 1978 celebrating the 50th anniversary of Horowitz's American debut with Rachmaninoff's Third Concerto.