Vladimir Horowitz on encores

”You see,” he said, ”I have a very substantial program, and after a substantial program, you can’t play a substantial encore. You play a little … ” at this, he strummed the air with his fingers, tinkling an imaginary piano.

”It is,” he said, ”anticlimactic.”

Clyde Haberman, “3,500 Japanese Applaud Horowtiz for 14 Minutes”, The New York Times, June 13, 1983, https://www.nytimes.com/1983/06/13/arts/3500-japanese-applaud-horowitz-for-14-minutes.html, accessed 22 June 2020.