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GILELS, Emil: Early Recordings, Vol. 3 (1935-1955)

Composer(s)Chopin, FryderykLiszt, FranzScarlatti, Domenico
Artist(s) Gilels, Emil, piano
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Instrumental
Catalogue 8.111386
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
Quality   320kbps
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Emil Gilels played a sonata by Scarlatti at his first public concert in 1929 and included them in his tours to the West in the 1950s. These recordings present a splendid group of the composer’s widely contrasting moods. Gilels was a true virtuoso in the Lisztian tradition, combining musical integrity with rarely equalled technique. The Fantasia was one of the works with which he won the First Soviet All-Union Competition in 1933, while his recordings of the Hungarian Rhapsodies and three works by Chopin are full of character and personality. A recently discovered notebook in which Gilels logged some of his recording sessions has made the dating of these recordings more accurate in this edition.

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Work/Track Title Time
GILELS, Emil: Early Recordings, Vol. 3 (1935-1955) 1:19:46   
  Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.533/L.395/P.537 3:06       
  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.141/L.422/P.271 4:18       
  Keyboard Sonata in C Major, K.159/L.104/P.418 1:58       
  Keyboard Sonata in B Minor, K.27/L.449/P.83 4:18       
  Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.125/L.487/P.152 2:11       
  Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483 5:07       
  Keyboard Sonata in A Major, K.113/L.345/P.160 3:46       
  Fantasie uber zwei Motive aus W.A. Mozarts Die Hochzeit des Figaro (completed by F. Busoni), S697/R660 13:15       
  Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b (excerpts)          
      No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor, "La campanella" 4:25       
      No. 5 in E Major 2:35       
  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106 (excerpts)          
      No. 6 in D-Flat Major 6:12       
      No. 9 in E-Flat Major, "Pesther Carneval" 10:24       
  Polonaise No. 3 in A Major, Op. 40, No. 1, "Military" 3:04       
  Polonaise No. 6 in A-Flat Major, Op. 53, "Heroic" 6:36       
  Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 8:31       
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