THE GREATEST PIANIST OF ALL?

TITLE: THE COMPLETE MASTERWORKS RECORDINGS

PERFORMER: VLADIMIR HOROWITZ

LABEL: SONY CLASSICAL

THE BOTTOM LINE: An epic set recalls the legendary pianist in his peak years.

Even the sturdiest reputations have a way of changing after the death of an artist. At the turn of the century Paderewski was considered a nonpareil concert pianist; in hindsight his slipshod technique and questionable musical taste consign him to a place among the keyboard's lesser lights. Perhaps it is too early to revise the conventional wisdom on Vladimir Horowitz, who up to his death in 1989 was widely regarded as the greatest pianist of the...

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