Great Performances

S48 E12 | CLIP

Horowitz Performs Rachmaninov's Opus 32 No. 12

The esteemed pianist performs with commentary from Met Opera's General Manager, Peter Gelb, on his relationship with Rachmaninov.

AIRED: January 22, 2021 | 0:02:30
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[Horowitz plays Rachmaninov's Prelude Op. 32 No. 12]

He had, you know, very close relations spiritually and personally with Rachmaninov.

For example, one of the stories that Horowitz used to tell me,

which was very touching, was he would say that when Rachmaninov was older,

when he moved to America Horowitz and he would privately sit and

play four-handed piano concerts in their living room.

And when Rachmaninov, at his advanced age, would miss a note, Horowitz

said he would miss a note too, so that Rachmaninov wouldn't feel bad.

[Horowitz continues playing Rachmaninov's Prelude Op. 32 No. 12]

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