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Offline deckard1

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What piece is Horowitz playing here???
« on: July 31, 2015, 09:04:32 AM »
Does anyone know name of the piece that Vladimir Horowitz is playing in this Youtube video featured on 60 minutes from 1977? The piece begins at 12:58.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZm7OW3ufbc

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Re: What piece is Horowitz playing here???
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2015, 10:25:02 AM »
Wow! I had that piece stuck in my head earlier today!

It is a tune from Kalman's light opera The Gypsy Princess. I do not know who wrote the piano version, or maybe Horowitz wrote it himself, but here is the original. The part you want starts at 2:33.
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Re: What piece is Horowitz playing here???
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2015, 11:43:35 AM »
Wow! I had that piece stuck in my head earlier today!

It is a tune from Kalman's light opera The Gypsy Princess. I do not know who wrote the piano version, or maybe Horowitz wrote it himself, but here is the original. The part you want starts at 2:33.

Thanks! Will give it a listen for sure.

The 60 Minutes interview with Horowitz I thought was great, too. Is it me, or does Vladimir seem a bit off? Not necessarily in a bad way, but, just a little peculiar. I saw another interview with him and he stuck his tongue out at the stage man. What a riot.  :)
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Re: What piece is Horowitz playing here???
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2015, 06:06:44 PM »
Thanks! Will give it a listen for sure.

The 60 Minutes interview with Horowitz I thought was great, too. Is it me, or does Vladimir seem a bit off? Not necessarily in a bad way, but, just a little peculiar. I saw another interview with him and he stuck his tongue out at the stage man. What a riot.  :)

He was an incredible neurotic. Just read Harold Schonberg's book on the man for instances.
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