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Emil Gilels: The Seattle Recital - Works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev / Emil Gilels, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Variations for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major on Mozart's "La ci darem", Op. 2
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28
>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22
>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs, no 4
>Stravinsky, Igor : Trois mouvements de "Petrouchka"
>Siloti, Alexander : Prelude, transcription for piano in E minor (after Bach, BWV 855a)
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Notes & Reviews:

This release features a previously-unreleased recording of pianist Emil Gilels, captured live in an acclaimed 1964 Seattle recital. With the exception of a single work, this recital has never before been made available to the general public and is now being released for the first time. Released in time to celebrate the pianist's 100th anniversary, the recital includes works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, Stravinsky and more.


Works:

Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria

Variations for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major on Mozart's "Là ci darem", Op. 2 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Poland

Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907/1917; Russia

Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905; France

Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 1, Lentamente by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1917; Russia

Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: no 3, Allegretto by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915-1917; Russia



The Guardian, 29th September 2016
The performances take a while to settle down...It's with a fiercely concentrated performance of Prokofiev's Third Sonata that the intensity begins to rise; after that, the first set of Debussy's Images has real backbone and rhythmic focus.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Seattle, Opera House (12/06/1964).



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Chopin, Frédéric : Variations for Piano and Orchestra in B flat major on Mozart's "Là ci darem", Op. 2
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1827
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor ("From Old Notebooks"), Op. 28
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Debussy, Claude : Images for Piano, Set 1
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915-1917
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Ravel, Maurice : Miroirs, no 4 :: 3. Allegretto
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1904-1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Stravinsky, Igor : Trois mouvements de "Petrouchka" :: 5. Molto giocoso
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Siloti, Alexander : Prelude, transcription for piano in E minor (after Bach, BWV 855a)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Studio/Live: Live