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GILELS, Emil: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1937-1954)

Artist(s) Gilels, Emil, piano
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category InstrumentalOpera
Catalogue 8.112051
Label / Series Naxos Historical / Great Pianists
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

These recordings were made in the USSR and come from the first stage of Emil Gilels’s career. Although he was strongly identified with Russian repertoire, this disc presents several rarities. As performances of Medtner’s music were forbidden in the USSR until after Stalin’s death, Gilels, who was an ardent champion of the composer’s music, was unable to record the G minor Piano Sonata until 1954. No less valuable are the recordings of Glazunov’s and Prokofiev’s Second Piano Sonatas which, like Rachmaninov’s music, were rarely included in Gilels’s concert programmes.

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Work/Track Title Time
GILELS, Emil: Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1937-1954) 1:10:47   
  Souvenir de Hapsal, Op. 2: No. 3. Chant sans paroles 2:50       
  10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G Minor: Alla marcia 3:10       
  6 Songs, Op. 38: No. 3. Daisies (version for piano) 2:28       
  Etudes-tableaux, Op. 39: No. 1 in C Minor 2:50       
  Piano Sonata in G minor, Op. 22          
      I. Tenebroso, sempre affrettando - Allegro assai 7:11       
      II. Interludium: Andante lugubre 3:52       
      III. Allegro assai 5:33       
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in E minor, Op. 75          
      I. Moderato 9:00       
      II. Scherzo: Allegretto 6:09       
      III. Finale: Allegro moderato 8:38       
  Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14          
      I. Allegro, ma non troppo - Piu mosso - Tempo primo 6:16       
      II. Scherzo: Allegro marcato 1:52       
      III. Andante 5:01       
      IV. Vivace - Moderato - Vivace 4:25       
  March and Scherzo from The Love for Three Oranges, Op. 33ter: March 1:32       
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