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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
-- Bryce Morrison, Gramophone [8/1996, reviewing DG 449090]
Works on This Recording
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Emil Gilels (Piano)
Written: 1844; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 09/1978
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 29 Minutes 29 Secs.
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