Chopin by Horszowski: Through Text and Sound
2013 release. A pianist who scaled the Matterhorn three times, was four feet 10 inches tall, and studied with a pupil of Beethoven's assistant, Mieczyslaw Horszowski (1892-1993) lived almost to age 101. Arbiter has been searching for his live recordings for over 40 years, and publishes here the pianist's finest Chopin. Guru to many of today's leading artists, Horszowski was considered the most profound and poetic musician to continue the core of the classical tradition. While overlooked by major labels, Arbiter discovered that in concert, Horszowski abandoned himself more than a studio permitted. As he was introverted, few interviews survive, yet his copy of a Chopin biography bore finely traced lines alongside text that caught his attention. This set's liner notes have him guiding us through all the selected excerpts, translated from the French. First publication of live recordings from 1958-1990.