"Vladimir Horowitz gave his final piano recital of the season at Carnegie Hall last night. The full house and large stage audience heard his performances of Beethoven's Thirty-two Variations; Schubert’s G major Impromptu, Op. 90; Mussorgsky's “Pictures at an Exhibition”; Chopin’s F minor Ballade No. 4; “Serenade à la poupée” and “Etude pour huit doigts” by Debussy; Liszt's Funérailles and two Rachmaninoff Preludes." - NY Times, 3 April 1948
This superbly-preserved concert recording was made specially for Horowitz's own private collection by the Carnegie Hall Recording Company. Never previously released, it captures the pianist in his prime in superb sound quality, giving a 90-minute recital before a rapt audience.
In addition to the music noted by the Times, Horowitz played a number of encores, including Scarlatti, Mozart, more Chopin and - completely bringing the house down - his own stunning arrangement of Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever. Not to be missed!