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Emil Gilels in Leningrad - Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 "Funeral March"; Etudes; Schumann: Piano Sonata Op. 11; Liszt: Rhapsodie Espagnole / Emil Gilels, piano (rec. 1961 & 68)

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 26 in A flat major (Nouvelles études no 2), KK IIb/3, CT. 39 (B. 130/2 )
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 14 in F minor, Op. 25/2, CT. 27
>Schumann, Robert : Piano Soanta in F sharp minor, Op. 11
>Liszt, Franz : Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano, S 254
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

One of the great pianists of the twenteith century, his international fame matching that of his Soviet countryman (and Conservatory classmate) Richter, Emil Gilels was famous for both his superb tone and stunning technical mastery of the keyboard. This new coupling, of recordings from the USSR state-owned Melodiya label, presents Chopin's `Funeral March` Piano Sonata No. 2, Schumann's Piano Sonata in F-Sharp, and Liszt's Rhapsodie Espagnole.

Penguin Guide
Now here was a great pianist if ever there was one... Such is the quality of his pianism. Highly recommendable issue. There are some smudges but of little account given the musical insights and the beauty of sound he produced. The Rhapsodie Espagnole is pretty breathtaking.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Grand Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory (1961); Grand Hall of the Leningrad Conservatory (1968).



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>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 26 in A flat major (Nouvelles études no 2), KK IIb/3, CT. 39 (B. 130/2 )
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839-1840

>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 14 in F minor, Op. 25/2, CT. 27
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Soanta in F sharp minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833-1835

>Liszt, Franz : Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano, S 254
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1863