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Classical - Released August 9, 2010 | Warner Classics

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Classical - Released January 1, 1999 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 2006 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

Beyond being the 90th anniversary of his birth in 2006, there seemed no other reason for Deutsche Grammophon to release so many splendid collections of recordings by Emil Gilels, the Soviet titan of the keyboard. It's reason enough. Following a two-disc set of Gilels' early recordings and a nine-disc set of his Beethoven sonatas, DG released this two-disc set of Gilels' Mozart recordings and it is a wonderful addition. The first disc here contains a live recording of a 1970 solo recital in the Mozarteum Salzburg, while the second features a combination of 1973 recordings of the B flat major Concerto with Karl Böhm and the double Concerto in E flat major with his daughter Elena. Gilels' solo recital is stunning. The elegant phrasing and supple power of his B flat major Sonata are supremely graceful. Even better are the expressive depths of his D minor Fantasia. But best of all is the lyrical tragedy of his A minor Sonata. Amazingly, Gilels' concerto recordings are in some ways better yet. With Böhm and the Wiener Philharmoniker, Gilels has partners who support and challenge him and the result is a marvelous cooperative performance. With his daughter Elena, Gilels has a partner he supports and challenges and the result is an affectionate collaboration. As old-time listeners remember from their first release on LPs, these stereo recordings were virtually transparent with just a hint of audience noise. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1997 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released July 20, 2018 | Orfeo

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Classical - Released August 19, 2016 | RCA Red Seal

It is not too much to say that Emil Gilels' recording of Brahms' Piano Concerto in B flat major with Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony from February 8, 1958, was a revelation. With revolutions and invasions and hot wars and cold wars, very few Soviet pianists had traveled to America in decades and no one at the time knew what a truly great Soviet pianist might sound like. Gilels changed all of that. His tour of America and his recording of the Brahms Concerto showed exactly what a truly great Soviet pianist sounded like. As proven by this recording, a truly great Soviet pianist had tremendous technique, an enormous tone, a strong but sensitive touch, and a powerful but soulful conception of the music. With the firm but flexible support of Reiner and the Chicago, Gilels creates a performance of Brahms' Concerto in B flat that is massive and delicate, dramatic and expressive, stern but playful and everywhere deeply musical. And with the deeply soulful playing of cellist Janos Starker in the Andante, Gilels and Reiner and the Chicago and Starker may have created the most touching Andante ever recorded. BMG/JVC's remastered sound is as close to a real aural image of a real pianist with a real orchestra in a real hall in real time as has ever been recorded. © TiVo
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Classical - Released January 1, 1998 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released September 18, 2020 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released August 14, 2020 | Ermitage Records

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Classical - Released January 3, 2020 | Russian Compact Disc

Classical - Released August 22, 2020 | UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Classical - Released February 27, 2021 | UMG Recordings, Inc.

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Classical - Released July 24, 2015 | Musical Concepts

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Classical - Released May 19, 2017 | DOREMI

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Classical - Released November 13, 2020 | Alexandre Bak - Classical Music Reference Recording

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Classical - Released August 19, 2016 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released May 15, 2020 | DOREMI

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