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Chopin Compact Edition - Piano Sonata No 3, Polonaises / Gilels, Berman


Release Date: 05/08/2009 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 431587   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil GilelsLazar Berman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 58 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

It is deeply gratifying to have Emil Gilels’s transcendental performance of Chopin’s B minor Sonata returned to the catalogue. Recorded in 1978 (and still sounding superb) this seems light years away from his early and engulfing brilliance, with all temptation towards an intemperate glamour and virtuosity resisted at every point. The second subject is heart-easing indeed and at 2'41'' Gilels sets melody and counter-melody softly chiming against each other to create a magical web of sound. Such inwardness and imperial mastery extend to the rest of the work – the Largo of the most richly sustained eloquence and the equestrian finale of a towering magnificence... Has any other pianist ever used his stupendous powers to such serene and Read more magisterial advantage?

-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [8/1996, reviewing DG 449090]
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 29 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 7 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
Venue:  Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin 
Length: 8 Minutes 18 Secs. 
4. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1979 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 40 Secs. 
5. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 2 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1979 
Venue:  Herkulessaal, Residenz, Munich 
Length: 5 Minutes 59 Secs. 

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