Evenings with Horowitz: A Personal Portrait


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"Dubal, broadcaster, concert pianist, and faculty member at Juilliard, draws upon his knowledgeable background to produce a fascinating portrait of the brilliant and electrifying pianist Vladimir Horowitz...Discussions ensued on repertoire, stylistic interpretations, tastes of audiences, other famous pianists, favored composers, and even such non-musical topics as care of animals, modern-day presidents, and American youth. Dubal provides a rare and intimate glimpse of Horowitz and illustrates the precariousness of ...

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Mark E

Aug 25, 2011

Good, but marred by Dubal's ego

Dubal provides lots of info about Horowitz, and that's enough reason to read the book. But Dubal is always trying to show us (and Horowitz) how smart he is, which has the effect of casting doubt on his portrayals. A better book is "Horowitz: His Life and Music" by Harold Schonberg.

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