Cultural Beacons: Vladimir Horowitz encore in Moscow. 1986. Schumann’s Traumerei

Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz

In 1986, the Russian pianist Vladimir Horowitz gave a recital in Moscow after many years in exile. Gorbachev‘s Glasnost and Perestroika allowed for the visiting of major exiled intellectuals such as Solzhenitsyn or Horowitz.

In this historic performance, and specifically during his encore, the camera captures the deep russian nostalgia and the love of its people for beauty and music.

If you like this video, check out Yo-Yo Ma playing an enchanting The Swan from Saint SaensHow a Bach Canon works, or Ivo Pogorelic at the Chopin International competition when he became a legend!

Vladimir Horowitz in Moscow. 1986. Encore, Schumann’s Traumerei.

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