Владимир Самойлович Горовиц (Vladimir Horowitz)
Legal name: Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz, Владимир Самойлович Горовиц
Vladimir Samoylovich Horowitz (Ukrainian: Володимир Самійлович Горовиць, Volodymyr Samiylovych Horovyts; Russian: Владимир Самойлович Горовиц, Vladimir Samoylovich Gorovits; October 1 [O.S. September 18] 1903 – November 5, 1989) was a Russian-born American classical pianist and composer. He was known for his technique, use of tone color, and the excitement generated by his playing. He is thought of as one of the best pianists of all time.