Horowitz plays Schubert
This was doing the rounds on Facebook earlier this summer and I meant to post it on here, but forgot. Anyway, better late than never. This is the great Vladimir Horowitz playing the Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major D899 by Franz Schubert. It’s a stunning performance to watch as well as listen to, despite – or maybe because of – the fact that he was an old man at the time and this was to be his last concert in Vienna. I love the way he takes his time to settle at the start, and then all of a sudden, his hands apparently almost still, he starts to caress the keyboard and this beautiful music comes to life, almost as if it’s coming directly from another world. Take a few minutes off, and let some beauty into your heart..