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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 Naxos Historical
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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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Review By Brian Reinhart ,MusicWeb International,September 2012

Emil Gilels lovers, be on high alert: Gilels playing Scarlatti! Here we have Gilels playing the same Scarlatti sonatas, but in the mid-1950s, in really pretty good sound for the era, excellently restored. Gilels’ Scarlatti is magical: pianistic in its drama and color, but classical in its tempo and clarity. Am I saying Gilels’ Scarlatti is worthy of comparison with these greats? Yes, yes I am. The opening measures of K380 make an indelible impression with their evocation of tolling bells, and the rest has an enviable fluidity and natural clarity; the B minor has poetry and expansiveness…

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Review By Brian Reinhart ,MusicWeb International,September 2012

Emil Gilels lovers, be on high alert: Gilels playing Scarlatti! Here we have Gilels playing the same Scarlatti sonatas, but in the mid-1950s, in really pretty good sound for the era, excellently restored. Gilels’ Scarlatti is magical: pianistic in its drama and color, but classical in its tempo and clarity. Am I saying Gilels’ Scarlatti is worthy of comparison with these greats? Yes, yes I am. The opening measures of K380 make an indelible impression with their evocation of tolling bells, and the rest has an enviable fluidity and natural clarity; the B minor has poetry and expansiveness…

more....


Review By Brian Reinhart ,MusicWeb International,September 2012

Emil Gilels lovers, be on high alert: Gilels playing Scarlatti! Here we have Gilels playing the same Scarlatti sonatas, but in the mid-1950s, in really pretty good sound for the era, excellently restored. Gilels’ Scarlatti is magical: pianistic in its drama and color, but classical in its tempo and clarity. Am I saying Gilels’ Scarlatti is worthy of comparison with these greats? Yes, yes I am. The opening measures of K380 make an indelible impression with their evocation of tolling bells, and the rest has an enviable fluidity and natural clarity; the B minor has poetry and expansiveness…

more....


Review By Luca Ciammarughi,Musica,September 2012


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