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Emil Gilels - Live In Moscow Vol 3

Emil Gilels
Release Date: 07/22/2008 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4468  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenSergei ProkofievSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 20 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gilels (1916-1985) was one of the 20th century's foremost pianists. This third volume of live performances presents a 1978 recital from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory featuring works of Beethoven (Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26), Prokofiev (Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28, "From Old Notebooks"; Eight pieces from Visions Fugitives, Op. 22; Prelude from Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12), and Rachmaninov (Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3; Vocalise, Op. 34, Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2; Prelude in B-flat, Op. 23; Prelude in G-flat, Op. 23; Prelude in B major, Op. 32; and Prelude in G minor, Op. 23) and encores. 80 minutes, Color, All regions. Gilels (1916-1985) was one of the 20th century's foremost pianists. This third volume of live performances presents a 1978 recital from the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory featuring works of Beethoven (Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26), Prokofiev (Piano Sonata No. 3, Op. 28, "From Old Notebooks"; Eight pieces from Visions Fugitives, Op. 22; Prelude from Ten Pieces for Piano, Op. 12), and Rachmaninov (Daisies, Op. 38, No. 3; Vocalise, Op. 34, Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 2; Prelude in B-flat, Op. 23; Prelude in G-flat, Op. 23; Prelude in B major, Op. 32; and Prelude in G minor, Op. 23) and encores. 80 minutes, Color, All regions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 "Funeral March" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800-1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory 
2. Sonata for Piano no 3 in A minor, Op. 28 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907/1917; Russia 
3. Visions fugitives (20) for Piano, Op. 22: Excerpt(s) by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915-1917; Russia 
4. Pieces (10) for Piano, Op. 12: no 7, Prelude in C major by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1913; Russia 
5. Songs (6), Op. 38: no 3, Daisies by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916; Russia 
6. Songs (14), Op. 34: no 14, Vocalise by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912-1915; Russia 
7. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
8. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
9. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 10 in G flat major, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
10. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 11 in B major, Allegretto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
11. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Gilels at his best! July 23, 2014 By Michael A Hedstrom (Skokie, IL) See All My Reviews "This concert was incredible! Especially the Rachmaninoff Preludes. In particular Opus 3, No.2 and Opus 23, No.2. The Prokofiev Piano Sonata No. 3 was also very moving. Gilels' transition from the quiet middle section of the sonata to the ending is done with incredible accuracy, technique and power. In fact, Gilels puts much power and emotion into much of this performance. See the magic of Gilels in this amazing DVD." Report Abuse
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