Profile: Classical pianist (born October 1, 1903, Kiev, Ukraine - died November 5, 1989, New York City, New York).
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (/ˈhɒrəvɪts/; Russian: Владимир Самойлович Горовиц; Ukrainian: Володимир Самійлович Горовиць; Yiddish: וולאדימיר סאַמוילאָוויטש האָראָוויץ; October 1 1903 – November 5, 1989) was an American classical pianist and composer born in the Russian Empire. He was acclaimed for his virtuoso technique, his tone color, and the excitement engendered by his playing. He is recognized as one of the greatest pianists of all time.
Vladimir Horowitz discography. The Russian-American classical virtuoso pianist Vladimir Horowitz was a recording artist for over 60 years; beginning in 1926 on a piano roll system for Welte-Mignon, then with audio recordings, starting in 1928 for the Victor Talking Machine Company, later RCA Victor. Horowitz continued to record for a variety of record labels throughout his life.
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Vladimir Horowitz album Horowitz At Home. Listen to the songs from album Horowitz At Home.
Vladimir Horowitz had accomplished what he was born to do. He died with a full life behind him and at the height of his glory. In a way he had already become immortal during his lifetime and his voice will always be present in this world, his song floating above us forever. Grammy Award for Best Engineered Album, Classical: 1966 Horowitz at Carnegie Hall - An Historic Return. 1987 Horowitz: The Studio Recordings, New York 1985 (Deutsche Grammophon 419217). . Glenn Plaskin, Biography of Vladimir Horowitz (UK: Macdonald, 1983, ISBN 0356091791), 52, 56, 353, 338–7. Wayne Hoffman, 15 October 2004, The Great White (Jewish, Gay) Way Forward. Retrieved January 17, 2007.
Horowitz made his solo debut recital in 1920 and within two years was regularly performing throughout Russia; during the 1924-1925 season, he gave some 70 concerts - 23 in Leningrad alone - all to capacity audiences. In the autumn of 1925, Horowitz left Russia to perform in Berlin and Hamburg; while in Paris, American concert manager Arthur Judson proposed a tour of the . He accepted the offer, which allowed an escape from the revolution; however, he never saw his family again. In 1953, Horowitz announced his retirement from concert performance; he continued recording, however, signing an exclusive contract with CBS Masterworks in 1962. Finally, in 1965, he agreed to come back to the stage, delivering his "Historic Return" concert. In 1968, he also agreed to a one-hour concert televised on CBS.