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Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) was a Soviet pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.

Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) was a Soviet pianist. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century.

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  • Quick-View A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)
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    A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)

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    Rudolf Barshai is one of the great Russian musicians of the twentieth century. Both as a viola player and conductor he worked with...
  • Quick-View BBC Legends Limited Edition Box Set (20 CDs)

    BBC Legends Limited Edition Box Set (20 CDs)

    £ 54.99

    This 20 CD box set brings together some of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling...
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    Emil Gilels

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    Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the...
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    Emil Gilels

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    These rare live broadcast recordings make their first appearance on CD. The Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 from the 1966 Edinburgh...
  • Quick-View Emil Gilels
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    Emil Gilels

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    The great Russian pianist Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the 20th century and is universally...
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    Emil Gilels

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    Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the twentieth century and is universally admired for his...
  • Quick-View Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery...
  1. A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)
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    A Tribute to Rudolf Barshai (20 CD set)

    £ 54.99

    Rudolf Barshai is one of the great Russian musicians of the twentieth century. Both as a viola player and conductor he worked with renowned figures such as Dmitri Shostakovich, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich, Leonid Kogan and Emil Gilels, and several composers wrote especially for his acclaimed ensemble, the Moscow Chamber Orchestra. After emigrating to the West, Rudolf Barshai became principal and guest conductor of many orchestras around the world. This CD box is a unique collection of never-before-published radio and studio recordings as well as live concerts from 1951 to 2012. More details

  2. BBC Legends Limited Edition Box Set (20 CDs)

    BBC Legends Limited Edition Box Set (20 CDs)

    £ 54.99

    This 20 CD box set brings together some of the greatest performances taken from the BBC archives which were featured in the best-selling series BBC Legends, launched in 1998. The collection features classic recordings by stellar artists including Mstislav Rostropovich, Arturo Toscanini, Emil Gilels, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Sir Thomas Beecham, Dennis Brain, Evgeny Mravinsky, David Oistrakh and Sviatoslav Richter. More details

  3. Emil Gilels
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    Emil Gilels

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    Emil Gilels, along with fellow Russian artists, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich represented four of the greatest artists of the 20th Century. These live performances from London's Royal Festival Hall in 1967 capture Gilels at his best playing in front of an audience away from the confines of the studio. William Mann in the Times wrote after the concert of Concerto No.3, "For all his truly Beethovian brio in the first movement, Gilels never allowed this to get the better of the clarity and firmness of his phraseology, indeed his opening was like chiselled stone. There was immense dignity in the Largo and in the Rondo, taken at what I thought to be exactly the right speed, came across with remarkable vivacity". These archive recordings in stereo are extremely rare and have never been issued before. More details

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    Emil Gilels

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    These rare live broadcast recordings make their first appearance on CD. The Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 from the 1966 Edinburgh Festival together with the distinguished accompaniment of Sir John Barbirolli produce a performance of great poetry, imagination and power. The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 in the abridged version by Siloti from 1959 brings out Gilels' incredible technique and virtuosity (the New York Times dubbed him 'the little giant') with Kirill Kondrashin transforming the London Philharmonic into an authentic Russian sounding orchestra. ICA's Ambient Mastering recreates the atmosphere of both concerts perfectly. More details

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    Emil Gilels

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    The great Russian pianist Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the 20th century and is universally admired for his superb technical control and burnished tone. His interpretations of the central German-Austrian classics formed the core of his repertoire, in particular Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann as well as 20th-century music like Debussy, Bartók and Prokofiev. The 'live' magisterial performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No.2 dates from 1971when Gilels was at his peak, prior to his studio performance with Jochum. The live recital dates from 1974 and features vibrant performances of Debussy and Prokofiev, all particular favourites of the pianist. Recoded in brilliant stereo, these WDR sourced performances have never been released before. Previous live recordings of Gilels on ICA Classics have been Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1& 3 (ICAC 5000) and Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 &... More details

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    Emil Gilels

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    Emil Gilels is regarded by many as one of the most significant pianists of the twentieth century and is universally admired for his superb technical control and burnished tone. This BBC recording in stereo of his 1979 Abbotsholme recital features the Russian pianist in unusual and seldom-performed repertoire such as Schumann’s Four Klavierstücke, the Brahms Ballades, Chopin's Polonaise No.2 and Sonata No.3, works he performed only a handful of times in the later stages of his career. This is an exceptionally rare CD and presents the great Russian pianist at his best in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. A beautifully played encore – Mozart’s D minor Fantasy K397 – completes this well-filled 80+ minute-disc. More details

  7. Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    Great Pianists Box Set (5 CDs)

    £ 24.99

    The intellectual Claudio Arrau, the poetry of Shura Cherkassky, the coruscating brilliance of Georges Cziffra and the classical mystery of Emil Gilels and Julius Katchen are combined in this set, featuring legendary performances of Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky concertos. Release Date: 30th September 2013 More details

 

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