Rudolf Serkin

Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about

Vladimir Horowitz at Carnegie Hall: What the fuss was all about

"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall"

Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice room.

Serkin said Horowitz "opened a new world for me," and Rubinstein admitted in his autobiography to feeling jealous after hearing Horowitz's near note-perfect playing. Arrau's own mother turned to him after a Horowitz recital and said, "He plays better than you."

Most baby boomers never got to hear that Horowitz, when his technique was unsurpassed. Now, thanks to "Vladimir...

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