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VLADIMIR HOROWITZ - PIANIST

Autographed and inscribed 8” x 10” photograph to “Debbie & Jack” of the legendary pianist, 1983.

 

Horowitz (1903-1989) began a long slog of concerts in 1977 to celebrate his Golden Jubilee as a performer.  He spent the next 5 years concertizing throughout the world.  By 1983 it had become apparent that he was exhausted.  He soldiered through concerts which began on March 26th in Philadelphia and then Chicago, Boston, The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City, two concerts in Pasadena and two concerts in Japan on June 11th and 16th which were his Japanese debut.  The Japanese concerts were both at NHK Hall in Tokyo and were broadcast world-wide.  The concert that season was the Beethoven Sonata in A major op. 101, Schumann’s “Carnaval” and a selection of Chopin etudes and polonaises.  With the exception of the first concert in Pasadena, there were no encores, which was unusual.  Horowitz suffered a mental breakdown after the second Tokyo concert and did not perform in Public until 1985 and that was a private invitation-only concert at Carnegie Hall, followed by a major concert in Paris as his comeback.  This was the fourth time in his career he stopped playing in public due to psychological issues.

 

Autographed in blue ballpoint, a tad light but darker than shown in the scan.