Here is the perfect gift box for your Fourth Quarter: the complete set of Vladimir Horowitz’s DG recordings in a single box, including Horowitz in Hamburg from 2008 and three bonus tracks only previously available on the compilation The Magic of Horowitz (now deleted).
The set comprises:- CD 1: HOROWITZ – The Last Romantic
April 1985: recordings made at home.
Bach arr. Busoni,. Mozart, Chopin, Schubert, Liszt, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Moszkowski CD 2: HOROWITZ – The Studio Recordings
November 1985: first studio recording since the 1970s.
Schumann: Kreisleriana op. 16, Scarlatti, Liszt, Scriabin, Schubert CD 3: HOROWITZ in Moscow
April 1986: his historic return to Moscow for the first time in 61 years.
Scarlatti, Mozart, Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Moszkowski, Rachmaninov Live recording CD 4: HOROWITZ Plays Mozart
March 1987: First recording by Horowitz ever of a Mozart piano concerto.
Piano Concerto no. 23 in A major K.488, Piano Sonata in B flat major K.333 With Carlo Maria Giulini conducting CD 5: HOROWITZ at Home
New York, February 1986, January 1989.
Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K. 281 (189f), Adagio in B minor K. 540, Rondo in D major K. 485, Schubert: Moment musical in F minor D780/3, Liszt after Schubert: Ständchen, Soirées de Vienne: Valse Caprice No. 7, Valse Caprice no. 6 CD 6: HOROWITZ the Poet
February 1986 (Schubert), May 1987 (Schumann).
Schubert,: Piano Sonata in B flat major D960, Schumann: Kinderszenen op. 15 (Live Recording)
BONUS TRACKS: Studio chatter, Mozart: Rondo in A minor K. 511, Liszt: Ehemals (No. 10 from Weihnachtsbaum) CD 7: HOROWITZ in Hamburg
His last public appearance as a recitalist: Hamburg 21 June 1987.
Mozart: 1 Rondo in D major K. 485, Piano Sonata in B flat major K .333, Liszt after Schubert: Valse-Caprice no.6, Schumann: Kinderszenen op. 15, Chopin: Mazurka in B minor op. 33 no.4, Polonaise in A flat major op. 53, Schubert: Moment musical in F minor D 780/3; Moszkowski: Etincelles op. 36 no. 6