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Emil Gilels Legacy Vol 1, "Legendary Treasures" / Emil Gilels, piano; Kirill Kondrashin, USSR State Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Emil Gilels (1916-1985) was a Soviet pianist, and is regarded around the world as one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. Gilels began lessons with Yakov Tkach, a famous piano pedagogue, at the age of five. Gilels later credited Tkach's strict training as the foundation of his technique. Tkach wrote of Gilels: "... Gilels possesses the abilities of one who is born solely for the purpose of becoming a pianist, and that with the required attention to his development, the USSR would in the future enrich itself with the acquisition of a world-renowned pianist." Gilel's great career was truly launched when he won First Prize at the Brussels competition in 1938. He was the first Soviet pianist to perform in the United States during the Cold War era, and he subsequently toured the West numerous times. This is the first DOREMI volume of rare Gilels recordings and broadcasts, including Gilel's first known recording of the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3. Also included on this CD is Emil Gilels' sister, Elizaveta Gilels, who was one of the finest violinists from the USSR. All items are receiving here their first release.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 35 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  • Performers: Elisabeth Gilels (Violin); Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Kirill Kondrashin
  • Ensemble: USSR State Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 20 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 03/24/1721