Emil Gilels: The Seattle Recital

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Emil Gilels: The Seattle Recital

Emil Gilels (piano)

£9.95

October 2016 marks the centenary of the birth of Emil Gilels, lion of the keyboard and, together with his almost exact contemporary Sviatoslav Richter, the dominant figure in post-war Soviet piano playing. Like Richter, Gilels was a native of the Ukraine, and a performer of immense musical power and integrity. Unlike Richter, he took happily to tours in the United States, and to celebrate his centenary Deutsche Grammophon has secured from the Emil Gilels Foundation the rights to a hitherto largely unissued account of a live recital given at the Seattle Opera House... read more

October 2016 marks the centenary of the birth of Emil Gilels, lion of the keyboard and, together with his almost exact contemporary Sviatoslav Richter, the dominant figur... read more

  • Naxos
  • Hyperion
  • September NR
  • BIS
  • Steinway & Sons

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