Emil Gilels

THE UNRELEASED RECITAL AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW 1976

Emil Gilels - The Unreleased recitals at the Concertgebouw 1976
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On October 26, 1976, he was on stage, alone, in a repertoire of rare complexity in front of "people who are passionate about music", says Kirill. Enthusiastic but demanding. We can imagine Emil both serene and tense, on the lookout for the slightest whisper, in harmony, as soon as the silence sets in, with these composers he reveres: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Prokofiev. Gilels knows how to lead us with elegance towards the delicious final surprise. There are interpretations so profound, so sincere and so right that they leave a lasting impression. There is no doubt that Emil Gilels' performance on that winter evening in 1976 in the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is one of them.

24bit/176.4 kHz AIFF audio files.

Record 1

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
  • Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
  • Neither wind nor sehr singbar vorgetragen
  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major “Les Adieux”, Op. 81a
  • Das Lebewohl (Adagio – Allegro)
  • Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)
  • Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)
  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op.79
  • Presto alla tedesca
  • Andante
  • Perennial

  • Record 2

  • Brahms: 4 Ballads, Op. 10
  • Ballade No. 1 in D Minor "Edward"
  • Ballade No. 2 in D Major
  • Ballade No. 3 in B Minor “Intermezzo”
  • Ballade No. 4 in B Major
  • Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18
  • Prokofiev: Prelude, Op. 12, No. 7
  • Bach/Siloti: Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855A*


    • Emil Gilels, piano

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, 26.X.1976
    *Recorded at the Concertgebouw, 30.I.1979
    STEREO ℗ 1976 NOS
    *STEREO ℗ 1979 NOS
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2018 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes



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    On October 26, 1976, he was on stage, alone, in a repertoire of rare complexity in front of "people who are passionate about music", says Kirill. Enthusiastic but demanding. We can imagine Emil both serene and tense, on the lookout for the slightest whisper, in harmony, as soon as the silence sets in, with these composers he reveres: Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Prokofiev. Gilels knows how to lead us with elegance towards the delicious final surprise. There are interpretations so profound, so sincere and so right that they leave a lasting impression. There is no doubt that Emil Gilels' performance on that winter evening in 1976 in the prestigious Concertgebouw in Amsterdam is one of them.

    24bit/176.4 kHz AIFF audio files.

    Record 1

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90
  • Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
  • Neither wind nor sehr singbar vorgetragen
  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in E-flat Major “Les Adieux”, Op. 81a
  • Das Lebewohl (Adagio – Allegro)
  • Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)
  • Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)
  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op.79
  • Presto alla tedesca
  • Andante
  • Perennial

  • Record 2

  • Brahms: 4 Ballads, Op. 10
  • Ballade No. 1 in D Minor "Edward"
  • Ballade No. 2 in D Major
  • Ballade No. 3 in B Minor “Intermezzo”
  • Ballade No. 4 in B Major
  • Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18
  • Prokofiev: Prelude, Op. 12, No. 7
  • Bach/Siloti: Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855A*


    • Emil Gilels, piano

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, 26.X.1976
    *Recorded at the Concertgebouw, 30.I.1979
    STEREO ℗ 1976 NOS
    *STEREO ℗ 1979 NOS
    Remastered by ℗ & © 2018 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes