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Gramophone, June 2012

The Specialist's Guide To…Romantic virtuoso pianists: #7


There were so many unique facets to Horowitz’s playing: the unmistakable sound, the…musical imagination, the extraordinary power and speed…yet alongside the famous spine-tingling bravura on display in Liszt, Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky is some wonderfully delicate playing in miniatures such as Scriabin’s little Prelude in E major, Op 11 No 9, surely one of the greatest of all piano recordings… © 2012 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone


Penguin Guide, January 2009

The first of the three commercial recording Horowitz made of the D minor Concerto comes from 1929 (the others were with Fritz Reiner in 1951 and Ormandy in 1978), and for many collectors it is the finest. (Actually, one is tempted to say that of whichever was the last one you have heard.) However, it is still tremendously impressive and sounds better than ever in this new transfer.

Don Satz
MusicWeb International, June 2003

"Overall, this Naxos Historical recording is a must for Horowitz fans and anyone interested in the genesis of his fame. Also, Rachmaninov enthusiasts will find the 1930 performance of the 3rd Piano Concerto a treasurable and necessary acquisition."

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