Emil Gilels Edition, Vol. 2
Zak, Yakov; Gilels, Emil; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Tsiganov, Dmitri Mikhailovich; USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra; Kogan, Leonid; Flier, Yakov; Kabalevsky, Dmitry Borisovich; Beethoven Quartet; Reiner, Fritz; Kórodi, András; Shirinsky, Sergei; Gilels, Elizabeth; Kondrashin, Kirill; Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI di Milano; Hungarian State Orchestra; Caracciolo, Franco; USSR State Symphony Orchestra; Ivanov, Konstantin; Rostropovich, Mstislav
The piano music expert and music commentator Attila Csampai recently marveled at the “lasting impression of Gilels’s implacable precision, the energetic clarity and purity of his musical logic, the profound, unshakeable humanity of his messages and a totally unglamorous objectivity”. This new release showcases Russian repertoire, performed by Emil Gilels, with recordings made between 1940-1963. Widely recognized as one of the greatest pianists of all time, Emil Gilels led the way to the West for his generation of Soviet pianists. His American concert debut in 1955 was renowned across the country. With a repertoire ranging from Baroque to twentieth century works, he is universally admired for his superb technical control and burnished tone on recordings.