Emil Gilels

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    Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Minor, Op. 40: II. LargoEmil Gilels
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    1. Adagio sostenutoEmil Gilels
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    Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat 'Emperor' Op. 73 (arr. Norman Bates, publ. EMI Music Publ. Ltd): I. Allegro (abbrev.)Emil Gilels
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Andante con motoEmil Gilels
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    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Remastered Version): II. Andante con motoEmil Gilels

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        Emil Gilels was one of the great pianists of history. He was a master of a wide repertory from the time of Bach to his own era, and one of the first pianists to adopt a modern, more objective style of playing and interpreting music. His family was musical; his sister Elizaveta had a national reputation as a solo and chamber violinist, and married fellow violinist Leonid Kogan. Emil entered the Odessa Institute of Music and Drama in 1922 to study with Yakov Tkatch and Berthe Ri... Read more

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