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The Russian Piano Tradition - Emil Gilels

Album Summary

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 125/L 487
>Godowsky, Leopold : Gigue in E minor (Book II, no 12) Allegro vivace, ma non troppo for piano (after Loeillet)
>Tausig, Carl : Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
>Schumann, Robert : Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestück ("Traumes Wirren"), for piano, Op. 12/7
>Liszt, Franz : La chasse, etude for piano in E major (Grand Paganini Étude no 5), S. 141/5 (LW A173/5)
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Emil Gilels is considered one of the greatest of the Soviet-era pianists. Here, in a selection of his earliest recordings, we see a different side to his talent as he reveals an astonishing virtuosity in such warhorses as the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies and the Schumann Toccata.



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Works Details

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 125/L 487
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Godowsky, Leopold : Gigue in E minor (Book II, no 12) Allegro vivace, ma non troppo for piano (after Loeillet)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Tausig, Carl : Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Schumann, Robert : Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1829-1833

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasiestück ("Traumes Wirren"), for piano, Op. 12/7
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Liszt, Franz : La chasse, etude for piano in E major (Grand Paganini Étude no 5), S. 141/5 (LW A173/5)
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1794-95.
  • Running Time: 24 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1794-1795

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Sonata for Piano no 2 in D minor, Op. 14
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1912