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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 / Gilels, Maazel, New Philharmonia Orchestra


Release Date: 02/16/2018 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 566891  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Any Gilels record is an event of the first magnitude," wrote Gramophone when these Tchaikovsky recordings originally appeared in 1973. In its words the Odessa-born pianist, "a stupendous lion of the keyboard", offered "artistry of the highest integrity." His insights in the much-loved Piano Concerto No 1 "evoked all the immediacy of a new discovery ... The bravura is stirring, the lyricism melting [and] the over-riding impression is of playing of exciting authority and character ... Maazel ensures that no detail of Tchaikovsky's lovely scoring is lost." "Any Gilels record is an event of the first magnitude," wrote Gramophone when these Tchaikovsky recordings originally appeared in 1973. In its words the Odessa-born pianist, "a stupendous lion of the keyboard", offered "artistry of the highest integrity." His insights in the much-loved Piano Concerto No 1 "evoked all the immediacy of a new discovery ... The bravura is stirring, the lyricism melting [and] the over-riding impression is of playing of exciting authority and character ... Maazel ensures that no detail of Tchaikovsky's lovely scoring is lost." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 

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