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All Recordings: 1926-1968

  

A Chronological Index of Released & Unreleased Recordings: 1926-1968
Prepared and Compiled by Christian Johansson and Bernie Horowitz

 

 

 

 

The Recording Index on this website is an attempt to catalogue all surviving recordings of Horowitz. The index consists of two separate sections - one by composer -- the Alphabetical Section -- and another which lists the recordings in chronological order which is called the Chronological Section (separated into three categories, interviews, studio and live, and then all presented together). I have been more generous with discographical info in the Chronological Section as such would take up a lot of space in the section by composer and thus disturb the flow and readability of the page, but on the other hand the section by composer generally has more detailed info on specific recording dates and number of takes from commercial recording sessions where several takes recorded days - sometimes months - apart were used for the commercial release of a work. This is to reduce the number of notes & references to other sessions in the chronological section to a minimum.

The index as a whole aims to be as complete as possible, but even more importantly 100% accurate & reliable, and to achieve this I have used the following template when creating the index:

-  First of all I have only included recordings I am sure exist as I have a copy myself of the recording, or know someone trustworthy who does. I have not listed any recordings based on rumours alone.

-  Material from commercial recording sessions have been catalogued through the recording logs for the sessions, and through help from people with access to the actual tapes or discs in cases when the information given in the logs has been inadequate.

-  All dates and locations are given as they are known to me through my sources or through the fruits of my research. I have not made any guesses myself, and I have decided to leave assumptions to the reader.

-  Fragments of works from rehearsals, warm-ups, private sessions and similiar have been deemed irrelevant for the discography and have not been included. Notes relating to a few which might be of particular interest to collectors can be found in the Appendix at the end of the page.

All commercially released recordings are written in black and have a reference to the label & catalogue number of the issue in the alphabetical section. When recordings have appeared in more than one commercial issue only one catalogue number has been quoted (there are a few overlaps though as all commercial items included in the index have been listed in completion) - generally to the best, most recent, or most accessible release. All catalogue numbers refer to a CD release unless other is stated.

Material that has never appeared in any commercial release is written in grey, and have an indication in bold text to the type of the recording. There are seven kinds of commercially unreleased recordings, a description of each follows below.

Unreleased Recordings
These are recordings which were professionally recorded by Horowitz's record company at the time, but which have for some reason not been released. In most cases they have remained unreleased because Horowitz was dissatisfied with the recording and did not approve it for commercial release (and he was very picky), or (especially in the early recordings) because the recording engineer was dissatisfied with the technical quality of the recording and did not approve it for release. (Yes, both the artist's and the engineer's approval were required before a recording could be released.) Fortunately most, though not all, of these recordings are preserved in the vaults of the record company responsible for them, and we can only hope as many of them as possible will be released in due time now when they're not controlled as tightly by Horowitz or The Horowitz Estate anymore. The best way of pushing for this is to buy Horowitz's CDs and DVDs to show that there is a public interest in Horowitz's recordings and to provide funds for further releases.

Copying and ripping commercial CDs is *NOT* to support the record companies!!

Private Recordings
Somewhere duing the winter of 1944/1945 Horowitz signed a contract with Carnegie Hall's Recording Service to record his recitals there. The recitals were recorded completely, including encores, and pressed on LPs for Horowitz, who used them to study and analyze his playing. All Horowitz's recitals in Carnegie Hall except one were recorded between March 1945 and March 1951 when RCA took over instead. These are nowadays known as the "Yale Recitals" as Horowitz donated them to Yale University during the 1980s where they are still stored. In the past two years, more selected releases have followed. However, with the exception of March 5, 1951, the complete concerts remain unreleased and are referred to as Private Recordings in this index.

Radio Broadcasts or TV Broadcasts
These are recordings which have been recorded by radio and TV stations and are now preserved in their archives and/or on VHS or audio cassette tapes recorded from the broadcast by amateurs.

Amateur Acetates
From the 1930s and onwards it was actually possible to make private home recordings on a machine which could record a few minutes of sound on discs called acetates. These machines were very rare, did not produce recordings of particularly high quality, and probably cost a fortune in their day, but a young lady in Chicago on very good terms with Horowitz, Rachmaninoff, Kreisler, Cherkassky, Toscanini and a whole horde of other artists had access to one and used to recorded them in small mini-recitals for a set of a invited friends in her living room which she liked to arrange. So far, this lady's acetates are the only known ones with Horowitz.

Pirate Recordings
A pirate recording is a recording made by some innocent looking guy in the audience armed with a microphone, secretly and illegally recording the performance. To the best of my knowledge the first recordings of this kind started to appear in the New York area during the spring of 1965 (the first known pirate with Horowitz was recorded in New Haven on November 13, 1966), and then increased in number up to the early 1970s when tape recorders had become so small and so cheap that just about anyone could afford the equipment needed to tape a concert without any greater risk of being discovered. There are actually also a few video pirate recordings from the 1980s, made by someone who has managed to smuggle in a videocamera in the hall and have been brave enough to film from his seat, probably with a Bible in his free hand praying that no one will look his way.

Pirate Recordings vary from case to case in soundquality, from "quite good" all the way down to "only barely listenable" depending on which type of microphone and taperecorder that was used, the medium the recording was preserved on (always open reel tapes or cassettes in Horowitz's case, but of variable qualities & brands), where the microphone was placed during the recording, and how far from the stage the pirate was sitting. And of course also how many generations away from the mastertape the copy one has is as all of these have been passed around in analogue formats before CD burners were available & affordable to the average person.

A few pirate recordings have been released on CD by Palexa, Music & Arts and Living Stage, but most of them remain unavailable and only exist in private collections of tape collectors and fervent Horowitz enthusiasts.

Bootlegs
A bootleg is defined here as a professional recording that was made without permission from or even knowledge of Horowitz, his agent/manager, or his record company.

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Welte and Söhne Piano Roll Session

 

January or February 1926: M. Welte and Söhne Studios, Freiburg, Germany

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564*

·         Bach-Busoni: Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.63 No.2

·         Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·         Chopin: Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5

·         Horowitz: Danse Excentrique (Moment Exotique)

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Liszt-Busoni: Fantasie on Two Themes from Mozart’s “Figaro”

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliee No.1

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G major, Op.32 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5

·         Schubert-Liszt: Liebesbotschaft

 

 

* Only the Adagio and Fugue have been released

 

 

Private Silent-Movie Session

 

1926: Paris Opera House, France

 

·         Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·         Chopin: Etude in B minor, Op.25 No.10

 

 

RCA Victor Recording Sessions

 

March 26, 1928: Victor Studio No.1, Camden, New Jersey (Studio)

 

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Scarlatti-Tausig: Capriccio in E major, K.20 (L.375)

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

 

 

April 2, 1928: Victor Studio No.1, Camden, New Jersey (Studio)

 

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Scarlatti-Tausig: Capriccio in E major, K.20 (L.375)

 

 

Aeolian Company Piano Roll Session

 

Between June and September 1928: Duo-Art Studios, New York City, New York

 

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Saint-Saëns-Liszt: Danse Macabre, Op.40

·         Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59

·         Chopin: Etude in E-flat minor, Op.10 No.6

·         Chopin: Etude in C minor, Op.25 No.12

·         Schubert-Liszt: Liebesbotschaft

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in A minor, Op.32 No.8

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in B minor, Op.32 No.10

·         Horowitz: Waltz in F minor

 

 

 

RCA Victor Recording Sessions

 

December 4, 1928: Victor Studio No.1, Camden, New Jersey (Studio)

 

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliee No.1

·         Dohnanyi: Concert-Etude in F minor, Op.28 No.4

 

 

January 2, 1929: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliee No.1

·         Schubert-Liszt: Liebesbotschaft

 

 

January 4, 1929: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·         Schubert-Liszt: Liebesbotschaft

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliee No.1

·         Liszt-Busoni: Paganini Etude No.2 in E-flat major

 

 

February 25, 1930: Liederkranz Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliee No.1

·         Liszt-Busoni: Paganini Etude No.5 in E major

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

March 4, 1930: Liederkranz Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·         Horowitz: Danse Excentrique (Moment Exotique)

·         Liszt-Busoni: Paganini Etude No.2 in E-flat major

·         Liszt-Busoni: Paganini Etude No.5 in E major

 

 

 

Gramophone Recording Sessions [EMI]

 

 

December 29, 1930: Kingsway Hall, London, England (Studio)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: First Movement from Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

 

     - Albert Coates/London Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

December 30, 1930: Kingsway Hall, London, England (Studio)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

 

     - Albert Coates/London Symphony Orchestra

 

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

 

 

 

June 12, 1931: Beethovensaal, Berlin, Germany (Studio)

 

·        Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5

 

 

 

Bell Laboratory Test Recording

 

February 5 and 6, 1932: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Large Excerpts from Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

     - Fritz Reiner/Philadelphia Orchestra

 

- Note: All in all 19 minutes of music has survived from these two concerts. Living Stage released an excerpt of 1 minute and 43 seconds from this recording in 2003, but the complete 19 minute recording remains unreleased.

 

 

 

Gramophone Company Recording Sessions [EMI]

 

 

November 11, 1932: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Poulenc: Pastourelle

·        Poulenc: Toccata

·        Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52

·        Rimsky Korsakov-Rachmaninoff: Flight of the Bumblebee

·        Stravinsky: Danse Russe from Petrushka

 

 

November 11, 1932: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Liszt: Sonata in B minor

 

 

 

November 15, 1932: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Schumann: Presto Passionato, Op.22

·        Liszt: Funerailles

·        Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·        Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·        Schumann: Traumeswirren, Op.12 No.7

 

 

 

May 29, 1933: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·        Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2

·        Schumann: Toccata in C major, Op.7

·        Chopin: Nocturne in F major, Op.15 No.1

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: October 5, 1933: Copenhagen, Denmark (Live)

 

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

 

 

May 6, 1934: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Bach-Busoni: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen (Choral Prelude)

·        Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·        Debussy: Pour les arpeges composes (Etude No.11)

·        Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

·        Schumann: Toccata in C major, Op.7

 

 

 

May 12, 1934: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op.17 No.4

·        Schumann: Toccata in C major, Op.7

·        Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.25 No.3

·        Chopin: Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5

·        Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini [Part 1]*

 

* Believed lost or destroyed

 

 

May 29, 1934: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5

·        Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.25 No.3

 

 

Radio Broadcast: October 18, 1934: Copenhagen, Denmark (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23 [Third movement only]

 

     - Nikolai Malko/Denmark Radio Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: March 17, 1935: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15

 

     - Arturo Toscanini/New York Philharmonic

 

 

June 2, 1935: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.50 No.3

·        Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10 No.4

·        Chopin: Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K.87 (L.33)

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.125 (L.487)

·        Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35 [first and second movements only]

 

 

June 4, 1935: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K.87 (L.33)

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.125 (L.487)

·        Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35 [second movement and part of third]

 

 

 

June 6, 1935: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35 [first movement only]

·        Liszt: Sonetto 123 del Petrarca

 

 

Radio Broadcast: February 20, 1936: The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 [Part of first movement missing]

 

     - Bruno Walter/Concertgebouw Orchestra

 

 

March 9, 1936: Abbey Road Studio No.3, London, England (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35 [probably only the first movement]

·        Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E major, Op.54

 

 

 

RCA Victor Recording Sessions

 

Radio Broadcast: August 29, 1939: Lucerne, Switzerland (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

     - Arturo Toscanini/Orchestra of the International Music Festival of Lucerne

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: March 31, 1940: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

     - John Barbirolli/New York Philharmonic

 

 

 

 

May 6, 1940: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

     - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

- RCA’s discs of this performance may be lost

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: May 6, 1940: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

     - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: April 19, 1941: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

    - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: May 4, 1941: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

 

     - John Barbirolli/New York Philharmonic

 

 

May 6, 1941: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23*

 

    - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

* Entire concerto recorded, only first movement and part II of the third used for commercial release.

 

 

May 14, 1941: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23 [second and third movements only]*

 

    - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

* Everything except part II of the third movement used for commercial release

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: January 30, 1942: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Schubert-Tausig: Military March in D-flat major, Op.51 No.1

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

- These are the final work on the program as well as the two encores from one of Horowitz's Carnegie Hall recitals. They were broadcast as a birthday greeting to the current president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt. Fortunately the broadcast has survived, and was put on CD by APR.

 

 

 

August 27, 1942: Hollywood Recording Studio, California (Studio)

 

·        Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59*

·        Chopin: Waltz in D-flat major, Op.64 No.1 (Minute)

·        Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

 

* Only the second half used for commercial release

 

 

 

September 10, 1942: Hollywood Recording Studio, California (Studio)

 

·         Saint-Saëns-Liszt-Horowitz: Danse Macabre, Op.40

·         Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op.59 No.3

·        Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

 

 

September 29, 1942: Hollywood Recording Studio, California (Studio)

 

·        Tchaikovsky: Dumka, Op.59 [part I]

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.533

 

- Note: The recording logs for the Sept.29 & Oct.9 sessions do not specify the Scarlatti items, they are only labeled as "Two Sonatas in A major". However, I have been convinced ONE of these sessions had the K.322 and K.533 Sonatas, and have assumed the other session contained the same Sonatas.

 

 

October 9, 1942: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·        Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.533

 

- Note: The recording logs for the Sept.29 & Oct.9 sessions do not specify the Scarlatti items, they are only labeled as "Two Sonatas in A major". However, I have been convinced ONE of these sessions had the K.322 and K.533 Sonatas, and have assumed the other session contained the same Sonatas.

 

 

 

April 25, 1943: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

    - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: April 23, 1944: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 [first few minutes and piece of second movement missing]

 

     - Arthur Rodzinski/New York Philharmonic

 

- My deep thanks to Francis Crociata, who finally identified the source of this recording. Horowitz also performed this concerto at Carnegie with Rodzinski on November 25, 1943, but this recording comes from the later of the two performances.

 

 

 

December 23, 1944: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Czerny: Variations on a Theme from La Ricordanza, Op.33

·        Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Op.53 (Waldstein)

 


 

Private Recording: February 19, 1945: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major Op.83

 

    - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra


 


 

 

Private Recording: March 28, 1945: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Smith: The Star Spangled Banner

·         Czerny: Variations on La Ricordanza Op.33

·         Beethoven: Sonata in C major, Op.53 (Waldstein)

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in C minor, Op.39 No.7

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in C major, Op.33 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

·         Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.1

·         Chopin: Mazurka in B minor, Op.30 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.63 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Liszt: Funérailles

·         Barber: Excursions, Op.20 Nos. 1, 2, and 4 [US Premiere]

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

May 6, 1945: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·        Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·        Moszkowski: Etude [unspecified]

·        Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

September 22, 1945: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83*

·        Chopin: Andante Spianato, Op.22 No.1

·        Chopin: Polonaise Brilliante, Op.22 No.2

 

* Only first and third movements used for commercial release.

 

 

 

September 23, 1945: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

·        Chopin: Waltz in A minor Op.34 No.2

 

 

 

October 6, 1945: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83 [second movement]

·        Chopin: Andante Spianato, Op.22 No.1

·        Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

 

 

 

Private Recording: March 4, 1946: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor, K.188

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in B major, K.531

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in B major, K.46

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words in B-flat major, Op.67 No.3

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words: The Shepherd’s Complaint, Op.67 No.5

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words: Elegie, Op.85 No.4

·         Liszt: Sonata in B minor

 

·         Kabalevsky: Preludes, Op.38 Nos. 1, 4, 10, 3, 16, 17, 6, 8, 22 and 24

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A major, Op.72 No.6

·         Horowitz-Sousa: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

Private Recording: April 6, 1946: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52

·         Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.6: General Lavine – Eccentric

·         Debussy: Etude No.11: Pour les Arpegès Composés

·         Debussy: Etude No.1: Pour les Cinq Doigs (d’apres monsieur Czerny)

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

 

Private Recording: April 24, 1946: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op.54

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

·         Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E flat major, Op.22

·         Chopin: Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3

·         Chopin: Etude in C minor, Op.10 No.12 (Revolutionary)

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.41 No.1

·         Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Kabalevsky: Prelude in D minor, Op.38 No.24

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

October 24, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Mozart: Sonata No.11 in A major, K.331

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.355 (L.209)

 

 

October 25, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Mozart: Rondo alla Turca from the Sonata in A major, K.331

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.46 (L.25)

·        Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322 (L.483)

·        Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses, Op.54*

 

* Only variations 1-7 used for commercial release

 

 

October 28, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses, Op.54 [Variations 8-17]

 

 

 

October 29, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Mendelssohn: Shepherd’s Complaint, Op.67 No.5

·        Mendelssohn: May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·        Mendelssohn: Elegy, Op.85 No.4

·        Mendelssohn: Spring Song, Op.62 No.6

 

 

 

November 21, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses, Op.54 [Variations 14-17]

·        Beethoven: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)*

 

* Everything used for commercial release except the second part of the third movement.

 

 

 

November 22, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

·        Mendelssohn: Variations Serieuses*

 

* Only Variations 8-17 used for commercial release

 

 

 

November 26, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Beethoven: Third movement from Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)*

 

* Only the second part used for commercial release

 

 

 

November 27, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Mozart: Sonata in A major, K.331 [second part of first movement and second movement only]

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322 (L.483)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.46 (L.25)

·         Schumann: Traumerei, Op.15 No.7

 

 

 

November 29, 1946: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

 

Private Recording: February 3, 1947: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Mozart: Sonata in A major, K.331

·         Mendelssohn: Song Without Words: Shepherd’s Complaint, Op.67 No.5

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·         Kabalevsky: Sonata No.2, Op.45 [US Premiere]

 

·         Schumann: Variations on a Theme of Clara Wieck, Op.14 [small part missing]

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Chopin: Etude in E-flat minor, Op.10 No.6

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10 No.4

·         Chopin: Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3

·         Chopin: Etude in C minor, Op.10 No.12 (Revolutionary)

·         Liszt-Horowitz: St. Francois de Paule Marchant sur les Flots

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

 

 

 

Private Recording: March 28, 1947: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses Op.54

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

·         Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.63 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.63 No.3

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Poulenc: Intermezzo No.2 in D-flat major

·         Poulenc: Presto in G major

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

 

Encores:

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Private Recording: April 28, 1947: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in D major, K.491

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.531

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.46

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K.87 (L.494)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.455

·         Beethoven: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)

·         Kabalevsky: Preludes, Op.38 Nos. 1, 10, 17, 3, 16, 8, 22, and 24

 

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op.60

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D-flat major

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Poulenc: Presto in B-flat major

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

 

 

 

May 15, 1947: Town Hall(?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

 

 

May 16, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Poulenc: Presto in B-flat major

·         Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6*

 

* Only the first half was used for the commercial release

 

 

May 19, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6*

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp minor, Op.15 No.2

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

 

* Only the second half was used for the commercial release

 

 

 

September 4, 1947: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

 

 

 

September 6, 1947: Republic Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

·         Bach-Busoni: Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 (Choral Prelude)

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

 

 

November 6, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Mozart: Sonata No.12 in F major, K.332

 

 

 

November 7, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K.87 (L.33)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.531 (L.430)

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition*

 

* Nos. 5-7 were not used for commercial release

 

 

 

November 21, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: By the Water

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Schumann: Traumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, K.87 (L.33)

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition [Nos. 5-7 only]*

 

* Christian Johansson writes: “One source claims these were used in RCA's first release (RCA Victor DM 1249) instead of the December 22 takes, but I personally think this is an error as ALL other sources I am aware of says Nov.21 is unreleased but Dec.22 issued.

 

 

 

December 22, 1947: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition [Nos. 5-7 only]

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Kabalevsky: Sonata No.3 in F major, Op.46

·         Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3 [most likely played in G major]

·         Beethoven: Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight) [first and second movement only]

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

 

 

 

Private Recording: February 2, 1948: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52

·         Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3 [played in G major]

·         Scriabin: Vers la Flamme, Op.72

·         Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp major, Op.32 No.1

·         Scriabin: Etude in F-sharp major, Op.42 No.4

·         Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

·         Kabalevsky: Sonata No.3, Op.46

 

·         Chopin: Fantasie in F minor, Op.49

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A major, Op.72 No.6

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Mendelssohn Wedding March Variations

 

 

 

Private Recording: April 2, 1948: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

·         Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3

·         Mussorgsky-Horowitz: Pictures at an Exhibition

                                                                                   

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Debussy: Etude No.6 Pour les huit doigts

·         Liszt: Funérailles

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G major, Op.32 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·         Mozart: Rondo alla Turca

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F-sharp major, Op.15 No.2

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

Private Recording: April 8, 1948: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

     - Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: April 11, 1948: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

    - Bruno Walter/New York Philharmonic

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: October 28, 1948: NBC Studio 8-H (Radio City), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

     - Arturo Toscanini/NBC Symphony Orchestra

 

 

Private Recording: January 17, 1949: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata and Fugue in C minor, BWV 911

·         Clementi: Sonata in A major, Op.33 No.1 (a.k.a. Op.36 No.1)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Prokofiev: Intermezzo and Valse Lente from “Cinderella,” Op.95

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

·         Debussy: Etude No.4: Pour les sixtes

·         Debussy: Etude No.1: Pour les cinq doigs (d’après monsieur Czerny)

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 (Rakoczy March)

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

 

Private Recording: February 21, 1949: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Mendelssohn: Song Without Words in B-flat major, Op.67 No.3

·         Mendelssohn: Schafers Klagenlied, Op.67 No.5

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Elegie, Op.85 No.4

·         Beethoven: Sonata in D major, Op.10 No.3

·         Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp major, Op.32 No.1

·         Scriabin: Vers la Flamme, Op.72

·         Kabalevsky: Preludes, Op.38 Nos. 1, 22, 17, 16, 8, and 24

 

·         Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47

·         Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 (Rakoczy March)

 

Encores:

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Clementi: Rondo from Sonata in B-flat major, Op.47 No.2

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

 

 

Private Recording: March 21, 1949: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata and Fugue in C minor, BWV 911

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322

·         Liszt: Sonata in B minor

 

·         Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op.14

·         Poulenc: Novelette No.1 in C major

·         Poulenc: Pastourelle

·         Poulenc: Toccata in C major

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.25 No.7

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10 No.4

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Clementi: Rondo from Sonata in B-flat major, Op.47 No.2

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

May 9, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15*

 

* Only the first half was used for commercial release, and at least two unreleased takes of the second part have survived

 

 

 

May 11, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.41 No.1

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

 

 

 

May 13, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47 [part 1]*

·         Chopin: Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11**

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

*   Another, less reliable, source states that the entire 4th Ballade was recorded, and not the first half of the third

 

** Mislabeled as an unspecified Etude in A minor from Op.72

 

 

 

July 22, 1949: Unknown location (Studio)

 

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: August 2, 1949: The Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B minor, Op.23

 

     - William Steinberg/Hollywood Bowl Orchestra

 

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

December 23, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

 

 

 

December 28, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

·         Chopin: Mazurka in D-flat major, Op.30 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

 

 

 

December 30, 1949: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.63 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.63 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.50 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op.59 No.3

·         Barber: Sonata in E-flat minor, Op.26 [second and fourth movements only]

 

 

 

Private Recording: January 6, 1950: Home of Dr. Maurice Cottle and Gitta Gradova, Chicago, Illinois (Live)

 

·         Mozart: Two Piano Sonata in D major, K.448 (3rd movement)

 

       - Vladimir Horowitz, piano/Gitta Gradova, piano

 


 

Private Recording: January 23, 1950: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio, and Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15

·         Barber: Sonata in E-flat minor, Op.26 [US Premiere]

 

·         Chopin: Mazurka in D-flat major, Op.30 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.63 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.41 No.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Balakirev: Islamey (Edited by Horowitz)

 

Encores:

·         Clementi: Rondo from Sonata in B major, Op.47 No.2

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

 

 

 

Private Recording: March 20, 1950: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Clementi: Allegro con brio (1st mvt) from Sonata in B-flat major, Op.24 No.2 (a.k.a. Op.47 No.2)

·         Clementi: Un poco andante, quasi allegretto (2nd mvt) from Sonata in C major, Op.34 No.1

·         Clementi: Rondo from Sonata in B-flat major, Op.47 No.2 (a.k.a Op.24 No.2)

·         Mendelssohn: Variations Sérieuses, Op.54

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Barber: Sonata in E-flat minor, Op.26

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major, Op.47

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.25 No.7

·         Chopin: Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise in E-flat major, Op.22

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Prokofiev: Toccata in D minor, Op.11

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

Private Recording: April 24, 1950: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op.26 No.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op.59 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in A minor, Op.17 No.4

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Liszt: Consolation No.4 in D-flat major

·         Liszt: Consolation No.5 in E major

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Liszt: Funérailles

·         Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

·         Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 (Rakoczy March)

 

- Note: The encores from this recital were recorded, but they are unknown since they were apparently never transferred from the original acetates.

 

 

 

May 10, 1950: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15*

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.59 No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.50 No.3

 

* No’s 6 and 7 not used for commercial release.

 

 

 

May 13, 1950: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

 

 

May 15, 1950: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Barber: Sonata in E-flat minor, Op.26

 

 

 

May 17, 1950: Town Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schumann: No’s 6 and 7 from Kinderszenen, Op.15

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.15 [second half only]

·         Clementi: Third movement from Sonata in B-flat major, Op.24 No.2

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

 

 

 

June 22, 1950: RCA Studio No.2, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Brahms: Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108*

 

- Nathan Milstein, Violin

 

* Everything except the second part of the 4th movement was used for commercial release.

 

 

 

June 29, 1950: RCA Studio No.2, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Brahms: Fourth movement from Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108*

 

- Nathan Milstein, Violin

 

* First half not used for commercial release

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: August 31, 1950: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, California (Live)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30

 

    - Sergei Koussevitsky/Los Angeles Philharmonic

 

 

 

October 9, 1950: Town Hall (?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

October 10, 1950: Town Hall (?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

 

October 13, 1950: Town Hall (?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3 [most likely played in G major]

 

 

Radio Broadcast: December 9, 1950: Mormon Tabernacle, Salt Lake City, Utah (Live)

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23 [fragmented recording]

     - Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony

 

 

December 27, 1950: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564 [Toccata and first part of Adagio only]

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A major, Op.40 No.1 (Military)

·         Schumann: Arabeske Op.18

 

 

December 27, 1950: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Sousa-Horowitz: Stars and Stripes Forever

·         Liszt: Funérailles

·         Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca 104

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

 

 

1951: “Guest Star Radio Broadcast” (Studio)

 

·        Horowitz selling Defense Bonds

·        Brahms: Waltz in A-flat major, Op.39 No.15

·        Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

·        Sousa-Horowitz: Stars and Stripes Forever

 

- Note: This broadcast has the appearance of being recorded live, but the works Horowitz "plays" are nothing else than his commercial recordings of the works (from 1950) with spliced in applause at the end. The three works (listed above) were all to be commercially released later that year and this broadcast must have served terrifically as PR for the new LP. So, no new performances here sadly.

 

 

 

February 12, 1951: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A major, Op.40 No.1 (Military)

 

 

 

 

March 5, 1951: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Schumann: Variations on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op.14

·         Mozart: Sonata in B-flat major, K.333

·         Prokofiev: Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

·         Chopin: Mazurka in B-flat major, Op.24 No.4

·         Chopin: Polonaise in C-sharp minor, Op.26 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A major, Op.40 No.1

·         Chopin: Etude in E-flat minor, Op.10 No.6

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10 No.4

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 in D-flat major

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti Sonata in A major, K.322

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- May Breezes, Op.62 No.1

·         Scriabin: Etude in C minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Moszkowski: Etincelles, Op.36 No.6

 

 

April 23, 1951: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52

·         Brahms: Intermezzo in B-flat minor, Op.117 No.2

·         Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op.61

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55

·         Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

 

·         Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etincelles, Op.36 No.6

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

 

Radio Broadcast: April 23, 1951: Carnegie hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etincelles, Op.36 No.6

·         Sousa-Horowitz: The Stars and Stripes Forever

 

 

 

April 28, 1951: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

 

 

 

April 29, 1951: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

·         Chopin: Etude in E major, Op.10 No.3

·         Chopin: Polonaise in A major, Op.40 No.1 (Military)

·         Moszkowski: Etincelles, Op.36 No.6

 

 

May 8, 1951: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 [entire first movement and part 1 of the second movement]

 

    - Fritz Reiner/Victor Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

May 10, 1951: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 [part 2 of the second movement and entire third movement]

 

    - Fritz Reiner/Victor Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

Gramophone Company Recording Sessions [EMI]

 

 

October 11, 1951: Abbey Road Studio No.?, London, England (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor, K.188 (L.239)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.322 (L.483)

 

 

October 21, 1951: Abbey Road Studio No.?, London, England (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Impromptu No.1 in A-flat major, Op.29*

 

* One source claims that this recording was released, and the October 11 recording is the unreleased one. As if that wasn't enough, EMI themselves say that the commercially issued version of both the Nocturne and Impromptu were actually recorded on October 11 1935, which doesn't exactly make things easier! No documents supporting any recording session at all on October 11, 1935 have been found though, and I think both these claims are errors. As far as I can tell, the actual date of the released recording is October 11, 1951 - just as Jon Samuels' stated in his discography - and there were no recordings made at all on October 11, 1935.

 

 

 

RCA Victor Recording Sessions

 

 

January 5, 1952: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4, Op.52

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.10 No.4

 

 

 

April 26, 1952: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 in E-flat major, Op.73

 

    - Fritz Reiner/Victor Symphony Orchestra

 

 

 

May 8, 1952: Manhattan Center, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Ballade No.4, Op.52

 

 

 

December 29, 1952: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schubert: Sonata No.12 in B-flat major, D.960 [1st, 2nd, & 3rd movements only]

 

 

 

January 4, 1953: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schubert: Fourth movement from Sonata No.12 in B-flat major, D.960

·         Schubert: Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3 [played in G major]

 

 

 

January 12, 1953: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

 

    - George Szell/New York Philharmonic Orchestra

 

 

 

February 25, 1953: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Brahms: Rhapsody in E-flat major, Op.119 No.4

·         Schubert: Sonata No.21 in B-flat major, D.960

·         Chopin: Nocturne in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

 

·         Scriabin: Sonata No.9 Op.68

·         Scriabin: Etude in B-flat major, Op.8 No.11

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.42 No.5

·         Debussy: The Little Shepherd

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Liszt-Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No.2 in C-sharp minor

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A-major, Op.34 No.2

·         Clementi: Rondo from the Sonata in B-flat major, Op.47 No.2

·         Prokofiev: Third movement from Sonata No.7 in B-flat major, Op.83

 

 

October 16 & 21, 1954: 14 East 94th Street (Horowitz’s Home), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Clementi: Sonata in F-sharp minor, Op.25 No.5

·         Clementi: Sonata in G minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Clementi: Sonata in F minor, Op.13 No.6

·         Tchaikovsky: Chanson Triste, Op.40 No.2

 

 

January 1955*: 14 East 94th Street (Horowitz’s Home), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Scriabin:  Sonata No.3 in F-sharp minor, Op.23

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in C major, Op.11 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.11 No.10

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in E major, Op.11 No.9

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in G major, Op.11 No.3

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in B-flat minor, Op.11 No.16

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in G-flat major, Op.11 No.13

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in E-flat minor, Op.11 No.14

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in F-sharp minor, Op.15 No.2

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in B major, Op.16 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in B minor, Op.13 No.6

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in E-flat minor, Op.16 No.4

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in G minor, Op.27 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in A minor, Op.51 No.2

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in D-flat major, Op.48 No.3

·         Scriabin:  Prelude, Op.67 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Prelude, Op.59 No.2

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in D major, Op.11 No.5

·         Scriabin:  Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.22 No.1

    * According to an article by Jack Pfeiffer ("Manhattan Holiday" - High Fidelity, October 1957) these recordings were made over 4 sessions early in 1955 and not on May 9 & 14, 1956 as generally believed. The finished product of these sessions was released in the fall of 1956, and there are production sheets for the Scriabin LP dated May 9 & May 14 1956 so at some stage it seems as if someone mistook the production sheets for recording logs and therefore dated these recordings erroneously to May 9 & 14, 1956. Recording logs are generated at the beginning of the recording process, when the music is captured on tape. Production sheets were typed at the end of the recording process, after the music had been recorded, the artwork selected, and the notes written - just prior to the actual release date of a new recording.

A huge thanks to Robert McAlear for this info.

 

 

 

May 11, 1956: 14 East 94th Street (Horowitz's Home), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Second & Third movements from the Sonata in C major, Op.53 (Waldstein)*

      * Only parts from this recording were used for the commercial issue. The rest from these two movements was taken from the June 5 session.


June 5, 1956: 14 East 94th Street (Horowitz's Home), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Second & Third movements from the Sonata in C major, Op.53 (Waldstein)*

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)**

    * Only parts from this recording was used for the commercial issue. The rest from these two movements was taken from the May 11 session.

    ** Probably only the second and third movements were used for the commercial release. (See note below)

 


Fall 1956: Unknown Location* (Studio)

 

·         Promotion for the new Scriabin LP (serious version)

·         Promotion for the new Scriabin LP (joke version)

    * Most likely recorded in October 1956 in Horowitz's Home during the session below

 

 


October 1956: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·        Beethoven:  First movement from the Sonata in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 (Moonlight)*

    * This recording has caused me some headache, but here's what I believe was its reason and fate:


Horowitz recorded the entire Sonata on June 5, and approved it for commercial release. Later that summer he had second thoughts about the tempo in the first movement, and decided - much to the frustration of RCA's recording team who had to drag everything back to Horowitz's appartment - that it needed to be re-recorded if he was to approve the release of the album. He did so somewhere in October the same year, but only the first movement, and to the best of my knowledge the first movement from the June session remains unreleased.

Many thanks to Hank Drake for helping me sort everything out with this troublesome recording!

 


January 2, 1957: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31

 


January 4, 1957: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31

 

 


January 15, 1957: Hunter College Auditorium, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Chopin:  Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor, Op.39

 

 


February 19, 1957: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in E-flat major, Op.9 No.2

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in F major, Op.15 No.1

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.1

 

 


February 23, 1957: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in E-flat major, Op.9 No.2

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in B major, Op.9 No.3

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in F major, Op.15 No.1

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.1

·         Chopin:  Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin:  Scherzo No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.31

 

 


April 11, 1957: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

 

 


May 14, 1957: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in E-flat major, Op.9 No.2

·         Chopin:  Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Horowitz:  Carmen Variations [Extended Test Version]

 

 


May 14, 18 & 25, 1959*: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Beethoven:  Sonata in F minor, Op.57 (Appassionata)


   
* The entire Sonata was recorded on May 14 & 18, but only the first movement on May 25. How the commercial release was compiled from these I don't know. 

 

 


May 29 & June 10, 1959: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·        Beethoven:  Sonata in D major, Op.10 No.3*

    * It seems as if the first three movements were recorded on May 29, and the entire sonata on June 10 - but how the commercial release was compiled I don't know.

 

 

Columbia [Sony]

 

 

April 18 & 24 and May 9 & 14, 1962: CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

·         Rachmaninoff:  Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff:  Etude-Tableau in C major, Op.33 No.2

·         Schumann:  Arabesque, Op.18

·         Liszt/Horowitz:  Hungarian Rhapsody No.19

·         Liszt:  Consolation No.2 in E major

 


November 6, 13, 29, December 6, 13 & 18, 1962: CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Schumann:  Kindeszenen, Op.15

·         Schumann:  Toccata in C major, Op.7

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E major, K.531 (L.430)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in A major, K.332 (L.483)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in G major, K.455 (L.209)

·         Schubert:  Impromptu in G-flat major, Op.90 No.3

·         Scriabin:  Poème in F-sharp major, Op.32 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Scriabin:  Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

·         Schumann:  Traumeswirren, Op.12 No.7

·         Scriabin:  Poèm in D major, Op.32 No.2

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D minor, K.9

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in E-flat major, Op.31 No.3

·         Youmans/Horowitz:  Tea for Two [slightly incomplete]

 

 


June 4, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio(?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Clementi:  Sonata in A minor, Op.50 No.1

·         Beethoven:  32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

 

 


June 17, 1963: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Mozart:  Adagio in B minor, K.540

·         Chopin:  Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5 (Black-Key)

·         Chopin:  Etude in E-flat minor, Op.10 No.6

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in B minor, Op.30 No.2

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in B-flat minor, Op.24 No.4

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op.59 No.3

 

 


July 8, 1963: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5 (Black-Key)

·         Chopin:  Etude in C minor, Op.10 No.12 (Revolutionary)

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.41 No.1

·         Mozart:  Adagio [unspecified]*

    * More than likely the Adagio in B minor, K.540. Please see the Alphabetical section for an explanation.

 

 


September 16, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio(?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

 

 


September 16 & 23, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio(?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Clementi:  Rondo from the Sonata in B-flat major, Op.25 No.3

 


September 23, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio(?), New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

·         Debussy:  Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses (Prelude No.4 from Book II)

·         Debussy:  Bruyères (Prelude No.5 from Book II)

·         Debussy:  General Lavine - eccentric (Prelude No.6 from Book II)

 

 


October 7, 1963: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

 

 


October 24, 1963: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

·         Debussy:  Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses (Prelude No.4 from Book II)

·         Debussy:  Bruyères (Prelude No.5 from Book II)

·         Debussy:  General Lavine - eccentric (Prelude No.6 from Book II)

·         Chopin:  Etude in C minor, Op.10 No.12 (Revolutionary)

 

 


November 4, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Debussy:  Les fées sont d'exquises danseuses (Prelude: Book II No.4)

·         Debussy:  Bruyères (Prelude: Book II No.5)

·         Debussy:  General Lavine - Eccentric (Prelude: Book II No.6)

·         Beethoven:  Sonata in C minor, Op.13 (Pathetique)

·         Chopin:  Etude in C minor, Op. 10 No.12 (Revolutionary)

·         Chopin:  Etude in E-flat minor, Op.10 No.6

·         Chopin:  Etude in G-flat major, Op.10 No.5 (Black Key)

·         Clementi:  Sonata in A major, Op.33 No.1 (a.k.a. Op.36 No.1)

 

 


November 14, 1963: CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.25 No.7

·        Chopin:  Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op.20

 

 


April 23, May 4 & 18, June 4 and September 24 & 28, 1964: CBS 30th Street Studio, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F major, K.525 (L.188)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in A major, K.39 (L.391)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in B minor, K.197 (L.147)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in C minor, K.303 (L.9)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in G major, K.547 (L.S28)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in G major, K.201 (L.129)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F-sharp minor, K.25 (L.481)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D minor, K.52 (L.267)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D major, K.33 (L.424)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in A minor, K.54 (L.241)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in G major, K.146 (L.349)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D major, K.96 (L.465)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E major, K.162 (L.21)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E-flat major, K.474 (L.203)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E minor, K.198 (L.22)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D major, K.491 (L.164)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F minor, K.481 (L.187)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F major, K.296 (L.198)*

    * Apparently mislabeled as K.184 (L.189) in the recording logs.

 

 


October 15, 1964: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E major, K.162 (L.21)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E minor, K.198 (L.22)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in A major, K.39 (L.391)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in D major, K.33 (L.424)

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata [unspecified]

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata [unspecified]

 

 


1965: Horowitz's Home (14 East 94th Street), New York City, New York

 

·         Interview by Abram Chasins

 

 


January 7, 1965: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio)

 

·         Bach/Busoni:  Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Chopin:  Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op.61

·         Debussy:  Pour les arpèges composés (Etude No.11)

·         Nocturne in F minor Op.55 No.1

 

 

 


January 13, 1965: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin:  Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Schumann:  Fantasy in C major, Op.17

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in C minor, Op.56 No.3

 

 


January 26, 1965: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Chopin:  Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in E minor, Op.41 No.2*

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4*

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in F-sharp minor, Op.59 No.3*

·         Chopin:  Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op.61

·         Chopin:  Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

    * According to the recording log for this session Horowitz played three Mazurkas, two unspecified and Op.17 No.4. This is wrong, Horowitz did play three Mazurkas but Op.17 No.4 was not one of them.

 

 


April 7, 1965: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio) [Rehearsal]

 

·         Bach/Busoni:  Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Scriabin:  Sonata No.9, Op.68 (Black Mass)

·         Schumann:  Fantasy in C major, Op.17

·         Scarlatti:  Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Rachmaninoff:  Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12*

·         Chopin:  Nouvelle Etude No.2 in A-flat major, Op. posth

·         Moszkowski:  Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Liszt:  Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Chopin:  Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

   
* Mislabeled as an unspecified Etude-Tableau in the recording log

 

 


April 14, 1965: Unknown Location (Studio)

 

·         Bach/Busoni:  Toccata, Adagio & Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Schumann:  Fantasy in C major, Op.17

·         Scriabin:  Sonata No.9, Op.68 (Black Mass)

·         Scriabin:  Poème in F-sharp major, Op.32 No.1

·         Chopin:  Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Chopin:  Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4

·         Moszkowski:  Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Scriabin:  Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Debussy:  Serenade for the Doll

 

 

 

May 9, 1965: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Bach-Busoni: Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564

·         Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17

 

·         Scriabin: Sonata No.9 Op.68 (“Black Mass”)

·         Scriabin: Poème in F-sharp major, Op.32 No.1

·         Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp minor, Op.30 No.4

·         Chopin: Etude in F major, Op.10 No.8

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Scriabin: Etude in C-sharp minor, Op.2 No.1

·         Moszkowski: Etude in A-flat major, Op.72 No.11

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

 

    - This recital has been released in both an edited and unedited version.

 

 

April 5, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Studio) [Rehearsal]

 

·         Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

 

 

 

April 17, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.481 (L.187) (L.187)

·         Beethoven: 32 Variations in C minor, WoO 80

·         Mozart: Sonata in A major, K.331

·         Scriabin: Sonata No.10, Op.70

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie in A-flat major, Op.61

·         Chopin: Mazurka in B minor, Op.33 No.4

·         Chopin: Mazurka in E minor, Op.72 No.1

·         Chopin: Scherzo in B minor, Op.20

 

Encores:

·         Mendelssohn: Song without Words- The Shepherd’s Complaint, Op.67 No.5

·         Liszt: Valse Oubliée No.1

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

 

November 13, 1966: Woolsey Hall (Yale University), New Haven, Connecticut (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

 

Pirate Recording: November 13, 1966: Woolsey Hall, New Haven, Connecticut (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

 

 

November 27, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: November 27, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

 

 

December 10, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.32 No.5

·         Poulenc: Toccata in C major

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: December 10, 1966: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in F major, Hob. XVI:23

·         Schumann: Blumenstück in D-flat major, Op.19

·         Chopin: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35

 

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.5: Bruyères

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.4: Les fées sont d’exquises danseuses

·         Debussy: Prelude, Book II No.7: La terrasse des audiences du claire de lune

·         Debussy: L’Isle Joyeuse

·         Liszt: Vallée d’Obermann

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G minor, Op.32 No.5

·         Poulenc: Toccata in C major

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

 

 

 

October 22, 1967: Colden Center, (Queens College), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101*

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Liszt: Scherzo and March (Edited by Horowitz)

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Mendelssohn: Etude in A minor, Op.104b No.3

 

    * The first movement (only) was used for the Columbia's commercial release of Op.101.

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: October 22, 1967: Colden Center, (Queens College), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Liszt: Scherzo and March (Edited by Horowitz)

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Mendelssohn: Etude in A minor, Op.104b No.3

 

 

 

November 12, 1967: Whitman Auditorium, (Brooklyn College), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: November 12, 1967: Whitman Auditorium, (Brooklyn College), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.39 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

November 26, 1967: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in C major, Op.33 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Mendelssohn: Etude in A minor, Op.104b No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: November 26, 1967: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat minor, Op.33 No.5

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in C major, Op.33 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Mendelssohn: Etude in A minor, Op.104b No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

December 10, 1967: Constitution Hall, Washington, D.C. (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in A major, K.101

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in E-flat major, Op.33 No.6

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in C major, Op.33 No.2

·         Rachmaninoff: Etude-Tableau in D major, Op.39 No.9

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Mendelssohn: Etude in A minor, Op.104b No.3

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Audio: December 20, 1967, January 2, 3, and/or February 1, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live/Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 no.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

Video: December 20, 1967, January 2, 3, and/or February 1, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live/Studio)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 no.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 


January 2, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 no.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

February 1, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 no.1

·         Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op.18

·         Scriabin: Etude in D-sharp minor, Op.8 No.12

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

 


 

April 7, 1968: Symphony Hall, Boston, Massachusetts (Live)

 

·         Chopin: Funeral March from Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.35*

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

* Horowitz opened the recital with the funeral march to honor Martin Luther King, who had recently been assassinated.

 

 

May 12, 1968: Symphony Hall, Chicago, Illinois (Live)

 

·         Beethoven: Sonata No.28 in A major, Op.101

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Nocturne in F minor, Op.55 No.1

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (L.23)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.260

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F minor, K.466 (L.118)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.55 (L.355)

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: May 12, 1968: Symphony Hall, Chicago, Illinois (Live)

 

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Chopin: Mazurka in F minor, Op.7 No.3

·         Horowitz: Carmen Variations

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: May 19, 1968: Symphony Hall, Chicago, Illinois (Live)

 

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

Pirate Recording: May 12 or 19, 1968: Symphony Hall, Chicago, Illinois (Live)

 

·         Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp minor, Op.60

·         Chopin: Polonaise in F-sharp minor, Op.44

 

 

 

November 3, 1968: Woolsey Hall (Yale University), New Haven, Connecticut (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

 

November 17, 1968: Whitman Auditorium (Brooklyn College), New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

 

November 24, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36*

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

* There is an interruption during the second movement when Horowitz broke several strings at the climax. His piano technician walked onstage and removed the strings. Horowitz resumed the piece a few measures before the broken strings.

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: November 24, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36*

 

Encores:

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

* There is an interruption during the second movement when Horowitz broke several strings at the climax. His piano technician walked onstage and removed the strings. Horowitz resumed the piece a few measures before the broken strings.

 

 

December 1, 1968: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36


Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: December 1, 1968: Academy of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Live)

 

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in C-sharp minor, Op.64 No.2

·         Debussy: Serenade for the Doll

·         Schumann: Träumerei, Op.15 No.7

 

 

 

December 15, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

 

Pirate Recording: December 15, 1968: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

 

·         Haydn: Sonata in C major, Hob. XVI:48

·         Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op.16

 

·         Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 No.12

·         Rachmaninoff: Moment Musicale No.3 in B minor, Op.16 No.3

·         Rachmaninoff-Horowitz: Sonata No.2 in B-flat minor, Op.36

 

Encores:

·         Chopin: Waltz in A minor, Op.34 No.2

·         Liszt: Au Bord d’Une Source

·         Moszkowski: Etude in F major, Op.72 No.6

 

 

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Appendix

Notes for collectors on non-commercial items

 

I can confirm the existence of the following pirate recordings, which are currently not in my collection:

 

·         October 20, 1968: Rochester, New York

·         June 7, 1987: Berlin, Germany

 

 

It is almost certain that additional pirate recordings exist that I have yet to encounter. There are numerous concerts during this period (see "concertography") for which I am not aware of any recordings.

 

 

If you should have any of these in your collection, please contact bernie10025@yahoo.com

 

To contact Christian Johansson, who compiled much of this data, write to: chrisjohansson9@yahoo.se

 

 

On top of the videos included in the index above with Horowitz there are also various video clips from the 1980s which were taped by enthusiasts from the local news and various similar shows which has new material. All I have come across only contain brief excerpts however, and that's the reason I decided not to include them in the recording index. There is said to have been a news broadcast on TV in the states in the late 1970s which contained the complete Black-Key Etude by Chopin though, but it does not seem to have been taped and I have not been able to find out whether a copy was preserved in the TV station's archive.

Below is a list of these news broadcasts and similar which I have come across. Not very important for the discography, but perhaps of interest for the serious collector, fervent enthusiast, or scholar.

 

 

VH#75. Video (TV Broadcast: CBS Morning News): November 1985 – covering his recording of The Last Romantic film

 

  • Unreleased extracts from The Last Romantic recording sessions and various unidentified clips
  • Liszt: Consolation No.3 (large segments) – 1985, unknown date and location, private session

 

 

 

VH#78. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): December 1985 – about his Carnegie Hall recital on December 15, 1985

  • Includes parts from the Last Romantic film, clips from various Interviews, extracts from his rehearsal before the concert (playing Schubert/Tausig’s Marche Militaire), comments by Van Cliburn, Isaac Stern, etc.

 

 

VH#73. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): April 19(?), 1986 – about Horowitz’s Moscow recital on April 20

  • About the piano transport from New York to Moscow, with many clips on Franz Mohr etc tuning and working with the piano
  • Extracts from Horowitz’s rehearsal in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory on April 18.

 

 

VH#112. Video (TV Broadcast: CBS Evening News: Susan Spencer, newsreader): April 20, 1986

  • On Horowitz’s Moscow recital the same day. Includes clips of VH’s Moscow appearances, interviews with Russians, etc etc…

 

 

VH#113. Video (TV Broadcast: ABC News, Washington: Sam Donaldson, newsreader): April 21(?), 1986

  • Walter Rodgers reports from Moscow about Horowitz’s concert there. Includes clips from VH’s Moscow appearances, interviews with Russians, etc etc…

 

 

VH#114. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): Shortly after October 5, 1986

  • On Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#115. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): Shortly after October 5, 1986

  • Jaqueline Adams reports about Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#117. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): Shortly after October 5, 1986

  • On Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#118. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): Shortly after October 5, 1986

  • On Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#119. Video (TV Broadcast: CNN "Daybreak": Bryan Nelson, newsreader): Shortly after October 5, 1986

  • Bob Lotier (sp?) reports about Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#116. Video (TV Broadcast: CNN News Footage): October 6, 1986

  • On Horowitz’s and Nancy Reagan’s White House performance on October 5, 1986

 

 

VH#120. Video (TV Broadcast: CBS Evening News: Charles Osgood, reporter): December 15, 1986

  • Covers Carnegie Hall’s re-opening concert on December 15, 1986. The violinist and Carnegie Hall’s president Isaac Stern comments, as does Perlman, Mehta & Bernstein. Concludes with VH practicing Schubert/Tausig’s Marche Militaire in an empty Carnegie Hall.

 

 

VH#122. Video (TV Broadcast: NBC News): Shortly after December 15, 1986

  • Steven Gear reports from Carnegie Hall’s re-opening concert on December 15, 1986. Clips of Horowitz performing Chopin’s Op.53 Polonaise and Op.64 No.2 Waltz. Violinist & Carnegie Hall’s president Isaac Stern talks and plays, and Frank Sinatra Sings.

 

 

VH#121. Video (TV Broadcast: NBC News: Richard Valeriani (sp?), reporter): December 16, 1986

  • Covers Carnegie Hall’s re-opening concert on December 15, 1986. Clips of Horowitz performing Chopin’s Op.64 No.2 Waltz. Violinist & Carnegie Hall’s president Isaac Stern talks, and Frank Sinatra sings.

 

 

VH#123. Video (TV Broadcast: CBS Morning News, New York): December 16, 1986

  • Renée Ferguson reports from Carnegie Hall’s re-opening concert on December 15, 1986. Clips of Horowitz performing Chopin’s Op.64 No.2 Waltz. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma plays with the New York Philharmonic, violinist & Carnegie Hall’s president Isaac Stern talks, and Frank Sinatra Sings.

 

 

VH#74. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): December 1986: Carnegie Hall, New York City, New York (Live)

  • Extracts from Horowitz’s December 15 brief Carnegie Hall appearance

 

 

VH#76. Video (TV Broadcast: News Footage): 1987(?): Best Classical Album Award

  • Horowitz and Tom Frost receive prizes.
  • Also includes clips from the 60 minutes show (1977), Horowitz improvising and playing the coda of Carmen.

 

 

Whether the source material used to compile these broadcasts has survived or not I don't know, but if it has there are some rather tantalizing videos locked up at TV archives around the world. These would include among other things complete recitals from Chicago 1977, Milan 1985, Carnegie Hall 1986, White House 1986, Amsterdam 1987 and others, rehearsals from Carnegie Hall 1985 & Moscow 1986, as well as many, many hours of video footage made in Horowitz's home on December 26, 1977 for the 60 Minutes show.

 

According to Christian Johansson, the following unreleased recordings have leaked in the last decade, reaching a few collectors (but not me). These are:

 

·         Poulenc: Presto in B-flat major (1946)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in G major, K.455 (1947)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in E major, K.380 (1947)

·         Scarlatti: Sonata in F-sharp major, K.319 (1947)

·         Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition (1947)

 

Christian notes:

"The dates for these are however highly questionable, with the exception of Mussorgsky. This in particular as RCA's logs show no record of having recorded most of these works during the given year. The Mussorgsky must be from 1947, but whether it is the unreleased May 15 recording or alternate takes (or for that matter, issued takes) of the commercial release still needs to be looked up."

 

There are live recordings from the early 1950s of the 2nd movement from Bach's F minor Concerto as well as his Chorale Prelude "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen" (BWV 734) in circulation that have been attributed to Horowitz. The actual pianist is yet to be identified, but it is sadly not Horowitz playing.

 

Two unedited recording sessions where Horowitz plays extracts from Chopin's Op.10 No.4 Etude and the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata have leaked out and are in general circulation among collectors. They both stem from the early 1970s, but no one seems to know exactly from which session. An educated guess however would be that the Beethoven one is taken from December 20, 1972 and Chopin either from February 8 or February 15, 1973 - both recorded for CBS in their 30th Street Studio in New York City.

 

Two versions of the Beethoven session circulates however - one of them has some 2 minutes more material than the other.

 

Although many rehearsals, warm-ups and other practice sessions have been recorded with Horowitz over the years both professionally and by amateurs, only two have reached general circulation among collectors as far as I know - the February 25 1978 rehearsal for the White House recital the following day, and the semi-public April 18 1986 rehearsal at the Moscow Conservatory.

 

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Christian Johansson and I are both deeply grateful to Caine Alder & Robert McAlear for
their corrections & additions to the unreleased commercial recording sessions. I’d also like to thank Robert Ginalski, Jon Samuels and Joe Patrych for their input, and Christian himself for contributing his research.

 

Copyright © 2003 Christian Johansson

Copyright © 2011 Bernie Horowitz