Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Why Vladimir Horowitz is a badass.

Horowitz is probably my favorite classical pianist; his interpretations are at one time fiery and have sort of a nervous energy about them, and at another soft and whimsical. This, however, is not what makes him a badass.

In 1988 Horowitz was nominated for (and won) a Grammy award for his recording of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23. However, he skipped out on the Grammys in favor of receiving the National Bow-Tie Wearers Association Award. And for that he earned my undying respect.

1 comment:

Michael said...

Very much agreed about the Maestro. You might enjoy my youtube channel of some of his non-commercial recordings: http://www.youtube.com/user/kasyapa