The great comeback

Horowitz

At Carnegie Hall

Unheard, private recitals with studio conversations
First ever release of improvisations by Horowitz
15 CD edition
Coffee table book with unseen photos & facsimiles
The unedited Historic Return recital remastered
CD 1

REHEARSAL JANUARY 7, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL

Horowitz improvising · Bach/Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 · Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, op. 61 · Debussy: Pour les arpèges composés (Étude No. 11)* · Schumann: Fantasy, op. 17 (first movement) · Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, op. 55/1

CD 2

RECORDING SESSION, JANUARY 26, 1965, COLUMBIA 30th STREET STUDIO

Moszkowski: Etude, op.72/11 · Chopin: Nocturne, op. 55/1 · Schumann: Fantasy, op. 17 · Debussy: Étude pour les huit doigts · Chopin: Mazurka, op. 56/3 · Chopin: Ballade No. 1, op. 23

CD 3

REHEARSAL JANUARY 13, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL

Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie, op. 61 · Nocturne, op. 55/1 · Ballade No. 1, op. 23* · Mazurka, op. 41/1 · Mazurka, op. 33/4 · Mazurka, op. 59/3

CD 4

REHEARSAL APRIL 7, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL

Horowitz improvising · Bach/Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 · Schumann: Fantasy in C major, op. 17 · Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K 380 (L 23) · Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, op. 32/12 · Chopin: Nouvelle Étude No. 2 in A-flat major, op. posth.* · Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, op. 72/11 · Liszt: Valse Oubliée No. 1 · Chopin: Etude in F major, op. 10 No. 8 (fragment-ending) · Scriabin: Sonata No. 9, op. 68 “Black Mass”

CD 5

REHEARSAL APRIL 14, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL

Bach/Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 · Schumann: Fantasy in C major, op. 17

CD 6

Scriabin: Sonata No. 9, op. 68 (Black Mass) · Poème in F-sharp major, op. 32/1* · Chopin: Etude in F major, op. 10/8 · Mazurka in C-sharp minor, op. 30/4 · Mazurka in B minor, op. 33 No. 4 · Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, op. 72/11 · Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, op. 2/1 · Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

CD 7/8

RECITAL MAY 9, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL “THE HISTORIC RETURN”*

CD 9

REHEARSAL, NOVEMBER 9, 1965, CARNEGIE HALL “BLACKOUT CONCERT”

Scarlatti: Sonata in A major K 101 (L 494) · Sonata in F minor K 466 (L 118) · Sonata in G major · K 455 (L 209) · Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D major, op. 10/3 · Scriabin: Sonata No. 10, op. 70

RECORDING SESSION, MAY 18, 1966, COLUMBIA 30th STREET STUDIO

Mozart: Sonata No. 11 in A major, K 331 (300i)

CD 10

REHEARSAL APRIL 5, 1966: CARNEGIE HALL

Scriabin: Sonata No. 10 in C major, op. 70 · Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61 · Nocturne, op. 72/1* · Scarlatti: Sonata in E major K 380 (L 23) · Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1 · Mendelssohn: Song without Words · “The Shepherd’s Complaint”, op. 67/5 · Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableau in D major op. 39/9

CD 11

Scriabin: Sonata No. 10 in C major, op. 70 · Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie, op. 61 · Nocturne, op. 72/1* · Scarlatti: Sonata in E major K 380 (L 23) · Liszt: Valse oubliée No. 1 · Mendelssohn: Song without Words · “The Shepherd’s Complaint”, op. 67/5 · Rachmaninoff: Étude-tableau in D major op. 39/9

CD 12/13

RECITAL APRIL 17, 1966: CARNEGIE HALL*

CD 14/15

JUNE 1965, HOROWITZ’S HOME

Interview with Abram Chasins

*previously released
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After an absence of twelve years, Vladimir Horowitz’s return to the concert stage was one of the greatest comebacks in music history.

Sneak into Carnegie Hall…

…and become a member of the few Horowitz confidants who were allowed to attend the rehearsals in the darkened, almost deserted hall.

The Historic Return recital

May 9, 1965 (unedited)

It was 3:38 p.m., Sunday, May 9, 1965, when the great pianist stepped onto the stage of Carnegie Hall, greeted by a shouting, standing ovation.
Post Comeback Interview with Horowitz and Abram Chasins
Join the post-comeback interview with Horowitz’s trusted friend Abram Chasins.
Hear the pianist talk about self-doubts, not being ready yet to perform, self-criticism and memory loss.
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