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Art Of Emil Gilels

Gilels / Bach-busoni / Mozart / Rso / Wallenstein
Release Date: 11/15/2005 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4373  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWolfgang Amadeus MozartPeter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The cameras vividly capture pianist Emil Gilels’ remarkable control and intricacy of technique in performances that hold the audiences spellbound with their poetry, color, intensity and virtuosity. Gilels performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D major, arranged by Busoni, and two works by Mozart – his Fantasia in D minor K397 and his Sonata in A minor K310 (Montreal, 1971). The other work is Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in a concert from 1969, provoking a volcanic reception. 79 Min, Black & White and Color.

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The cameras vividly capture pianist Emil Gilels’ remarkable control and intricacy of technique in performances that hold the audiences spellbound with their poetry, color, intensity and virtuosity. Gilels performs Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D major, arranged by Busoni, and two works by Mozart – his Fantasia in D minor K397 and his Sonata in A minor K310 (Montreal, 1971). The other work is Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto in a concert from 1969, provoking a volcanic reception. 79 Min, Black & White and Color.

Region 0 encoding, worldwide playability.
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Works on This Recording

1. Prelude and Fugue in D major, BWV 532 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Montreal 
Notes: Arranged: Ferruccio Busoni 
2. Fantasia for Piano in D minor, K 397 (385g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Montreal 
3. Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Venue:  Montreal 
4. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Alfred Wallenstein
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 1969 

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