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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 570
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 570
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
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Notes & Reviews:

Emil Gilels was a highly awarded pianist from Odessa, Ukraine. He is well known for a virtuosity, lucidity, and purity of his pianism that captured the very essence of what he was performing. This collection covers many aspects of his art, encompassing works in which the poetry of the music is tangible and others where his incredible dexterity is matched by fluency to yield performances of breathtaking brilliance. His career was brutally cut short by a heart attack in Moscow just before his 69th birthday.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (04/29/1968-05/04/1968)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (04/29/1968-05/04/1968)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (04/29/1968-05/04/1968)
  • Running Time: 70 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (04/29/1968-05/04/1968)
  • Running Time: 66 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (04/29/1968-05/04/1968)
  • Running Time: 78 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (1968-04-29_1968-04-30&1968-)
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (1968-04-29_1968-04-30&1968-)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: Severance Hall, Cleveland (1968-04-29_1968-04-30&1968-)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
  • Notes: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (04/30/1957/05/01/1957)
  • Running Time: 66 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
  • Notes: Studio No. 1, Abbey Road, London (04/30/1957/05/01/1957)
  • Running Time: 78 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Vandernoot
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (06/19/1957-06/20/1957)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Andre Vandernoot
  • Notes: Salle Wagram, Paris (06/01/1957-06/02/1957)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Notes: Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Paris (03/09/1954-03/10/1954)
  • Running Time: 70 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Piano no 16 in B flat major, K. 570
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1789

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 38 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 22 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: Capitol Studios, New York (10/19/1955-10/20/1955)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/11/1972-10/17/1972)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1874

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/11/1972-10/17/1972)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1880

>Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich : Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lorin Maazel
  • Notes: No. 1 Studio, Abbey Road, London (10/11/1972-10/17/1972)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1893

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: New York (10/19/1955-10/20/1955)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Notes: New York (10/19/1955-10/20/1955)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1950-1951