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Offline dave santino

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Horowitz Liszt Sonata
« on: November 11, 2006, 11:08:23 PM »
Just heard this, and it's completely floored me and risen straight to the top of my list of best performances. The power, passion and subtlety of this interpretation are stunning, I don't know if it's just me, but after listening to this, it's like listening to the piece for the first time again. It's made me totally re-evaluate how I'll approach the piece. Just had to say something, sorry if it's a bit inane.
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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006, 11:16:14 PM »
Just heard this, and it's completely floored me and risen straight to the top of my list of best performances. The power, passion and subtlety of this interpretation are stunning, I don't know if it's just me, but after listening to this, it's like listening to the piece for the first time again. It's made me totally re-evaluate how I'll approach the piece. Just had to say something, sorry if it's a bit inane.

Which one? 1932 or 1977?
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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006, 12:01:35 AM »
The Horowitz recording from '32 is my favorite of the B Minor Sonata. (I also love Barere's 1947 performance from Carnegie Hall for it's sheer insanity)

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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #3 on: November 12, 2006, 12:07:09 AM »
1977 based on the clarity of the recording. I've not heard the '32, I'd love to though. His earlier recordings are not as readily available as the later ones, but I was lucky enough to find the 1930 Rach 3 with Albert Coates and the LSO- wow. Sheer mastery. If anyone's got the '32 sonata I'd be tremendously grateful if you could post it. Thanx in advance.
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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #5 on: November 12, 2006, 10:41:50 AM »
Awesome, thanx very much.
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For us musicians, the music of Beethoven is the pillar of fire and cloud of mist which guided the Israelites through the desert.  (Roughly quoted, Franz Liszt.)

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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #7 on: November 13, 2006, 05:12:22 PM »
Probably here I guess;

http://www.amazon.com/Liszt-Piano-Sonata-minor-Funérailles/dp/B000A2H7QI/sr=8-3/qid=1163437882/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3/102-8681066-4422520?ie=UTF8&s=music

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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #8 on: November 13, 2006, 09:26:41 PM »
Just heard this, and it's completely floored me and risen straight to the top of my list of best performances. The power, passion and subtlety of this interpretation are stunning, I don't know if it's just me, but after listening to this, it's like listening to the piece for the first time again. It's made me totally re-evaluate how I'll approach the piece. Just had to say something, sorry if it's a bit inane.
not insane.  horowitz did that to me as well with his recording of the sonata, as well as with his Mephisto Waltz recording.

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Re: Horowitz Liszt Sonata
«Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006, 03:00:28 AM »
Is that the 32 or the 77 recording??