Vladimir Horowitz plays Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto with the New York Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta at Avery Fisher Hall, New York in 1978.

Born in Russia, Horowitz emigrated in 1925 and in 1939 made his home in New York. His technical and flair won him a huge following and his concerts sold out within hours. He performed and recorded with Arturo Toscanini (who became his father-in-law). During his career he recorded for RCA, CBS and, late in life, for DG.

Horowitz: a tribute by Jeremy Nicholas

'No pianist of the past century captured the public imagination in quite the same way as Horowitz. For more than 50 years, few equalled him in speed, sonority, power and pure edge-of-the-seat excitement