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Classical - Released April 7, 2015 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released August 19, 2016 | RCA Red Seal

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Classical - Released July 20, 2018 | Orfeo

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Classical - Released January 1, 2001 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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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 May 15, 2020 | DOREMI

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

Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly -- very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas, released here in a nine-disc set. What's here is unimaginably good: superlative recordings of 27 of the 32 canonical sonatas, including the "Pathétique," "Moonlight," "Waldstein," "Appassionata," "Les Adieux," and the majestic "Hammerklavier," plus the two early "Electoral" Sonatas and the mighty Eroica Variations. What's missing is unimaginably priceless: five of the canonical sonatas, including the first and -- horror vacui -- the last. But still, for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year. In performance after performance, one marvels at Gilels' virtuosity, his expressivity, and his sheer joy in music-making. But most of all, it is through the intensity of Gilels' interpretations, in the way he finds the depths of the Largos and reaches the heights of the Allegro vivaces, in the way he seems to so thoroughly understand and completely identify with Beethoven's music, that we understand it in a new and better way ourselves. While obviously not the only Beethoven piano sonata set one should have on the shelf, any Beethoven collection without Gilels is a poorer Beethoven collection. From high stereo to early digital, Deutsche Grammophon's sound is consistently translucent. © TiVo
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Classical - Released August 21, 2020 | Profil

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Classical - Released January 1, 1981 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1970 | Warner Classics

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Solo Piano - Released February 23, 2017 | Les Indispensables de Diapason

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

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Classical - Released March 26, 2013 | SWR Classic

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Classical - Released January 1, 1998 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1986 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1974 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Classical - Released January 1, 1996 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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

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