Vladimir Horowitz was born near Kiev, Russia in 1903. One of
the most well-known performers of the 20th century, Horowitz studied with both
Felix Blumenfeld and Sergei Tarnowsky. His brilliant virtuosity attracted much
attention in post-Revolutionary Russia and led to his U.S. debut in 1928. Five
years later, Horowitz married Wanda Toscanini, daughter of the famous conductor.
Horowitz's career was interrupted several times by lengthy withdrawals from the
concert stage. His "historic return" in 1965, after a 12-year absence, was
greeted with wild enthusiasm. During the 1980s, Horowitz returned to Europe and
the USSR, playing to emotional, sold-out audiences. He left a large recorded
legacy covering most of his active repertoire. He died in 1989.
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