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The Five Piano Concertos

3CD
10 Feb 2017

Barcode: 0190295895181

Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
Other participants: Emil Gilels · George Szell · Cleveland Orchestra

“Emil Gilels stands out as giant among giants,” wrote Gramophone when the Odessa-born pianist died in 1985. “In terms of virtuosity he was second to none, yet his leonine power was tempered by a delicacy and poetry that few have matched and none has surpassed.” Beethoven was at the heart of Gilels’ repertoire and in 1968 he recorded this complete cycle of the composer’s piano concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra and its long-standing maestro, another musical titan of the era, George Szell.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro con brio  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
02 Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Largo  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
03 Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Allegro scherzando) [ Cadenzas by Beethoven]  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
04 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
05 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Adagio  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
06 Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat Op. 19 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (molto allegro)  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
Disc 2 
01 Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Allegro con brio  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
02 Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Largo  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
03 Piano Concerto No.3 in C Minor Op.37 (1996 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegro - Presto)  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
04 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): I. Allegro moderato  - Emil Gilels/George Szell 
05 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): II. Andante con moto  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
06 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 4 in G Op. 58 (1996 Digital Remaster): III. Rondo (Vivace)  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
Disc 3 
01 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, 'Emperor' Op. 73: I. Allegro  - Cleveland Orchestra 
02 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5, 'Emperor' Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): Adagio un poco mosso  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
03 Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 5, 'Emperor' Op. 73 (1996 Digital Remaster): Rondo (Allegro)  - Emil Gilels/Cleveland Orchestra/George Szell 
04 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Thema. Allegretto -  - Emil Gilels 
05 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations I - III  - Emil Gilels 
06 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations IV & V  - Emil Gilels 
07 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VI  - Emil Gilels 
08 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VII & VIII  - Emil Gilels 
09 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations IX - XI  - Emil Gilels 
10 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation XII  - Emil Gilels 
11 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XIII & XIV  - Emil Gilels 
12 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XV - XVIII  - Emil Gilels 
13 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XIX - XXII  - Emil Gilels 
14 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XXIII - XXV  - Emil Gilels 
15 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XXVI & XXVII  - Emil Gilels 
16 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XXVIII  - Emil Gilels 
17 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XXIX & XXX  - Emil Gilels 
18 32 Variations in C minor on an original theme WoO80 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variations XXXI & XXXII  - Emil Gilels 
19 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Thema. Allegretto -  - Emil Gilels 
20 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation I  - Emil Gilels 
21 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation II -  - Emil Gilels 
22 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation III -  - Emil Gilels 
23 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation IV -  - Emil Gilels 
24 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation V -  - Emil Gilels 
25 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VI -  - Emil Gilels 
26 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VII -  - Emil Gilels 
27 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VIII -  - Emil Gilels 
28 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation IX -  - Emil Gilels 
29 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation X -  - Emil Gilels 
30 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation XI -  - Emil Gilels 
31 12 Variations (in A) on a Russian dance from Paul Wranitzky's ballet 'Das Waldmädchen' WoO71 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation XII  - Emil Gilels 
32 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Thema. Allegro risoluto -  - Emil Gilels 
33 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation I  - Emil Gilels 
34 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation II -  - Emil Gilels 
35 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation III -  - Emil Gilels 
36 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation IV -  - Emil Gilels 
37 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation V -  - Emil Gilels 
38 6 Variations (in D) on a Turkish March from 'Die Ruinen von Athen' Op. 76 (1996 Digital Remaster): Variation VI, Presto - Tempo I  - Emil Gilels 


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