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Emil Gilels In Concert - Beethoven, Grieg: Piano Concertos

Beethoven / Grieg / Philharmonia Orch / Berglund
Release Date: 06/02/2009 
Label:  Video Artists International   Catalog #: 4472  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenEdvard Grieg
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia OrchestraFinnish Radio Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
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One of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, Emil Gilels (1916-1985) possessed a fearless technical facility and a highly cultivated tone control that freed him to follow his interpretive instincts. In this program, Gilels plays two masterpieces of the concerto repertoire: Grieg's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. Both works are conducted by Paavo Berglund, leading the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Beethoven and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Grieg. Live performances, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, 1983 (Grieg) /1984 (Beethoven). 86 min., Color, mono, 4:3, All regions. One of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century, Emil Gilels (1916-1985) possessed a fearless technical facility and a highly cultivated tone control that freed him to follow his interpretive instincts. In this program, Gilels plays two masterpieces of the concerto repertoire: Grieg's Piano Concerto and Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3. Both works are conducted by Paavo Berglund, leading the Philharmonia Orchestra in the Beethoven and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in the Grieg. Live performances, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, 1983 (Grieg) /1984 (Beethoven). 86 min., Color, mono, 4:3, All regions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Paavo Berglund
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Finnish Radio Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 

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