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Offline bachmaninov

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Horowitz in Moscow
« on: July 01, 2004, 05:33:11 AM »
If you've heard a fair share of the pieces horowitz plays in this album, it's very easy to notice what a mess his entire concert is.

The Scriabin Etude No. 12 is apalling... He's just banging on the piano, so loud that you can hear someting ringing in the piano. Not to meniton all the wrong notes.

The Moszkowski Etincelles is probably the worst piece in the album... He rushes and there are so many noticeable wrong notes.

I really dont care much about Horowitz, i'm just wondering... How could a master like Horowitz record such shameful playing (in my opinion)

((Though I do consider Horowitz's performance of Rach 3 the greatest recorded))

Offline maxy

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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #1 on: July 01, 2004, 05:53:44 AM »
Perfection should not be expected from a live performance.  I would rather listen to a Horrowitz concert full of wrong notes than "flawless" performances by many other pianists.   But, he is not around anymore.   :-[

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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #2 on: July 01, 2004, 06:52:51 AM »
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The Moszkowski Etincelles is probably the worst piece in the album... He rushes and there are so many noticeable wrong notes.

Hmm... either I really don't know the piece well at all or this statement is libelous.  I don't find this recording bad at all, considering it is live.  However, I must admit that this is the only recording I have and so I have no means of comparison.
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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #3 on: July 01, 2004, 07:25:45 AM »
AH, why is everyone bashing Horowitz on the forum, it makes me sick.  I think Horowitz in Moscow, the cd, is amazing.  I think also think Horowitz is the best Scriabin interpreter out there- just my opinion.  He plays the Liszt pieces on the cd well I think.  Just because his interpretation of the pieces differ from your own, don't make them poor performances, just something to keep in mind.  Regarding the wrong notes, every performer plays wrong notes with the exception of possibly Michelangeli and Pollini.  I love live performances much more than studio recordings, simply because all the wrong notes are not covered up, where as the studio recordings, they will do 20 takes of one passage- it just doesn't really seem realistic.  

Offline bachmaninov

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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #4 on: July 01, 2004, 07:34:24 AM »
Yes Horowitz is the master of Liszt... And he is the best at scriabin... but this is what you're suppose to expect from one of the words greatest concert pianist of all time.

(i just expected more)

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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #5 on: July 01, 2004, 07:34:49 AM »
worlds*  ;D

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Re: Horowitz in Moscow
«Reply #6 on: July 01, 2004, 08:01:15 AM »
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it's very easy to notice what a mess his entire concert is.

The Scriabin Etude No. 12 is apalling... He's just banging on the piano, so loud that you can hear someting ringing in the piano. Not to meniton all the wrong notes.

The Moszkowski Etincelles is probably the worst piece in the album... He rushes and there are so many noticeable wrong notes.

I really dont care much about Horowitz, ... shameful playing

Ouch! that's my idol you're dissing there..
:'(