Saturday, September 6, 2014

Saturday Night At The Liberal Curmudgeon: Horowitz Plays Schubert



Last October, we listened to Vladimir Horowitz playing Chopin. Now let's listen to this master pianist perform another sublime composition, the Impromptu in B-flat Major by Franz Schubert. The legendary concert took place in Moscow in 1986; Horowitz, native to Russia, had last been in the country in 1925.

1 comment:

Michael J. Mand said...

Schubert was just another in a long line of great
Austrian composers fropm Mozart to Mahler. He barely made it to 30, but his popularity, minimal during his lifetime, grew as his music was "discovered" by some later classical composers. Here Horowitz recognizes Schubert's greatness. Simply beautiful...as expected.