WORLD : Pianist Horowitz Buried in Milan
Russian-born Vladimir Horowitz, considered the century’s greatest pianist, was buried today in Milan’s Toscanini mausoleum next to his daughter and father-in-law, conductor Arturo Toscanini.
Horowitz’s recordings of Chopin and other works were played as his coffin arrived at Milan’s La Scala opera house where dozens of musicians and music lovers paid their last respects.
Horowitz’s widow, Wanda, was among about 200 mourners at the Roman Catholic funeral ceremony.
Horowitz, 85, died of a heart attack at his New York home Sunday.