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Vladimir Horowitz

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  • Paul Lewis gets to the heart of the matter

    Paul Lewis gets to the heart of the matter
    Some pianists launch their career by challenging the work of the composers they play -- making a piece their own with a radical re-interpretation. The young Glenn Gould took J.S. Bach at an unheard-of speed, while Vladimir Horowitz found an unplumbed...
  • Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'

    Earl Wild dies at 94; 'the last of the great Romantic pianists'
    Earl Wild, the elder statesman of American piano virtuosos who was often called "the last of the great Romantic pianists," died Saturday at his home in Palm Springs. He was 94. He died of congestive heart failure after a long illness, his companion,...
  • It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'

    It's uphill all the way in Met Opera's 'The Audition'
    Just like the stories it seeks to tell through histrionic plots, spectacular settings and virtuosic vocal lines, the world of opera is full of behind-the-scenes drama. Maria Callas' diva-like antics have become legendary. Luciano Pavarotti earned the...
  • Fading L.A. arts scene is about priorities, not cash

    Fading L.A. arts scene is about priorities, not cash
    The Times' Nov. 7 article, "Tight economy puts squeeze on arts organizations,” reveals that the troubles of the Pasadena Symphony, Opera Pacific and the Museum of Contemporary Art's Geffen Contemporary represent but a few examples of artistic...
  • Musical gift ideas: for the romantic

     
    A lot of attention has been given lately to the 19th century’s three dominant virtuosos. Topping the slate of recent recordings of Chopin’s late piano music is Marc-André Hamelin’s brilliantly deft accounts of the second and third sonatas. Maria...
  • The life and rebirth of a musical mastermind

    The pianist lay unconscious in his hospital bed, bandages wrapped around his freshly shaved skull. Just days earlier, he could achieve astonishing feats at the keyboard, his hands often disappearing into a blur of energy, his body rising from the piano...