For the Record with Alexander Gavrylyuk

For the Record

With Alexander Gavrylyuk


“The CD I would call my favourite is the live recording of the legendary Horowitz in Moscow. This recording is special because it was such an incredibly anticipated and long awaited event for the Russians! It was also a very precious concert for Horowitz because of such strong ties Horowitz had with Russian culture and music.


Vladimir Horowitz was born in Kiev and after he moved to the US, he had a close friendship with Sergey Rachmaninov there which influenced him greatly. I find the whole recording very moving firstly because of Horowitz’s genius playing and secondly due to the incredibly fulfilled and inspired atmosphere during the performance.”


Alexander Gavrylyuk

Ara Vartoukian and Alexander Gavrylyuk



‘Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow’ CD

Domenico Scarlatti                 – Sonata in E Major K.380 (L.23)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart   – Piano Sonata in C Major K.300

Sergei Rachmaninoff              – Prelude in G Major Op.32 No.5

                                                – Prelude in G Sharp Minor Op.32 No.12

Alexander Scriabine                – Etude in C Sharp Minor Op.2 No.1

                                                – Etude in D Sharp Minor Op.8 No.12

Franz Liszt/Franz Schubert     – Soirees De Vienne S.427 Valse Caprice No.6

Franz Liszt                              – Sonetto 104 Del Petrarca

Frederic Chopin                      – Mazurka in C Sharp Minor Op.30 No.4

                                                – Mazurka in F Minor Op.7 No.3

Robert Schumann                   – Traumerei (From “Kinderszenen”)

Sergei Rachmaninoff              – Polka De W.R.


Recorded live at the Moscow Conservatory in April 1986

Footage also available on youtube.  Click here to view.


“Not many things in this world can unite people – no form of diplomacy could ever do that.  I think that music comes the furthest in revealing that perhaps on a deeper level we are all quite similar: when the audience reacts in one wave of emotion that to me is the most incredible and inspiring thing.” – Alexander Gavrylyuk


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