Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3
Recommended Recording: Vladimir Horowitz with Eugene Ormandy and the New York Philarmonic (1978)
Review: Twenty-five years later, Horowitz, now 74 years old, is back at Carnegie Hall. Playing Rachmaninoff requires superlative dexterity, and a good dose of creamy romanticism. The live performance is uplifting, unpolished - at times astonishing - on a piano tuned to a bright metallic sound. The final movement opens with a cannonade and closes amid loud cheers. One can only envy those who were there that night, for Horowitz' Golden Jubilee concert.