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Gilels,Emil
Release Date: 09/14/2010 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 29511   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartSergei RachmaninovCamille Saint-Saëns,   ... 
Performer:  Emil Gilels
Conductor:  George SzellLeopold LudwigAndré VandernootAndré Cluytens,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraPhilharmonia OrchestraSociety of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 9 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Emil Gilels; Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell. [EMI CDC 47713 (Nos. 1 and 2); 47714 (Nos. 3 and 4); and 47619 (No. 5, with additional solo works)] Reissued on Warner Classics 29511.

Near the end of his life Szell and his orchestra recorded these works for EMI, with Emil Gilels as the soloist. There is both a wonderful sense of consistency and a powerful undertow to these readings, in which the Russian pianist’s masculine approach to the solos was perfectly complemented by the conductor’s dramatically chiseled accompaniments. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Reissued on Warner Classics 29511.
Emil Gilels; Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell. [EMI CDC 47713 (Nos. 1 and 2); 47714 (Nos. 3 and 4); and 47619 (No. 5, with additional solo works)] Reissued on Warner Classics 29511.

Near the end of his life Szell and his orchestra recorded these works for EMI, with Emil Gilels as the soloist. There is both a wonderful sense of consistency and a powerful undertow to these readings, in which the Russian pianist’s masculine approach to the solos was perfectly complemented by the conductor’s dramatically chiseled accompaniments. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Reissued on Warner Classics 29511. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
6.
Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
7.
Variations (12) for Piano in A major on a theme of Wranitzky, WoO 71 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796-1797; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
8.
Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 76 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1968 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1957 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  André Vandernoot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1957 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  André Vandernoot
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1957 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1954 
14.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/12/1954 
15.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 06/13/1955 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  André Cluytens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Society of the Conservatory Concerts Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1954 
17.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 5 in D major, Allegro vivace by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/1955 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 24 in D minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 10/1955 
19.
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 
Date of Recording: 10/1972 
20.
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 
Date of Recording: 10/1972 
21.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Conductor:  Lorin Maazel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
Date of Recording: 10/1972 
22.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
23.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in C major, Moderato by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con brio: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Largo: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Largo
Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]: Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro moderato
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio: Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Adagio
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (molto allegro): Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (molto allegro)
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro con brio: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Largo: Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Largo
Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegro - Presto): Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Remastered Version): Rondo (Allegro - Presto)
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): I. Allegro moderato
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante con moto: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Andante con moto
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Vivace): Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): III. Rondo (Vivace)

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