Music: Word from Horowitz

When Vladimir Horowitz walked from the Carnegie Hall stage into retirement nine years ago, he continued to talk for a while with his audience through recordings. Then, because of differences with RCA Victor, the recordings also stopped, and the pianist's worshipful fans were left to guess the results of the painstaking restudy of piano literature that he had undertaken. Part of the answer is on a new Columbia LP. Officially released last week on the occasion of Horowitz' 58th birthday, it stirred such interest that it had sold some 15,000 copies by week's end.

For his first recording in three years, Horowitz...

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