Emil Gilels

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Gilels, Emil

BEETHOVEN
Piano Concerto No.4
Emil Gilels/Hallé Orchestra/
Sir John Barbirolli
EDINBURGH FESTIVAL, USHER HALL, EDINBURGH
13 SEPTEMBER 1966

TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No.2 (Siloti version)
Emil Gilels/London Philharmonic
Orchestra/Kirill Kondrashin
BBC MAIDA VALE STUDIOS, LONDON
23 FEBRUARY 1959

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Catalogue Number: ICAC 5032 , Artist:

Description

These rare live broadcast recordings make their first appearance on CD. The Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 from the 1966 Edinburgh Festival together with the distinguished accompaniment of Sir John Barbirolli produce a performance of great poetry, imagination and power. The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.2 in the abridged version by Siloti from 1959 brings out Gilels’ incredible technique and virtuosity (the New York Times dubbed him ‘the little giant’) with Kirill Kondrashin transforming the London Philharmonic into an authentic Russian sounding orchestra. ICA’s Ambient Mastering recreates the atmosphere of both concerts perfectly.