Emil Gilels

THE UNRELEASED RECITALS AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW

Emil Gilels - The Unreleased recitals at the Concertgebouw
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"In June 2017, when I have to perform in Moscow, I meet Kirill Gilels, grandson of the famous pianist Emil Gilels. He has listened to what our Phoenix Mastering restoration process can accomplish and gives us a list of the years and locations of his grandfather's unpublished recordings. In Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, we discover a heritage that amazes us with the quality and consistency of Emil Gilels' piano playing. We are undoubtedly facing one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. It is finally in Amsterdam, thanks to the determination of Piet Tullenaar, that we manage to extract five recitals that the pianist gave between 1975 and 1980 at the Concertgebouw and which everyone had forgotten existed. As we audition the tapes one by one in the studio allocated to us, neither Piet Tullenaar, nor Michel Navarra, nor myself exchange a word. What a beauty!" F. D'Oria-Nicolas

24bit/176.4 kHz AIFF audio files. 84 pages pdf booklet included.

Record 1

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op.79
  • Presto alla tedesca
  • Andante
  • Perennial

  • 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)

  • Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18

  • 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

  • Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116
  • Capriccio in D Minor: Presto energico
  • Intermezzo in A Minor: Andante
  • Capriccio in G Minor: Allegro passionato
  • Intermezzo in E Major: Adagio
  • Intermezzo in E Minor: Andante con grazia ed intimate sentimento
  • Intermezzo in E Major: Andantino teneramente
  • Capriccio in D Minor: Allegro agitato



  • Record 3

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
  • Andante with variations
  • Scherzo: Allegro molto
  • Marcia funebre sulla mort d'un Eroe: Maestoso andante
  • Allegro

  • Prokofiev: Fugitive Visions, Op. 22 (excerpts)
  • No. 1, Slowly
  • No. 3, Allegretto
  • No. 5, Molto giocoso
  • No. 7, Pittoresque
  • No. 8, Commodo
  • No. 10, Ridicolosamente
  • No. 11, Con vivacità
  • No. 17, Poetico

  • Prokofiev: Prelude, Op. 12, No. 7
  • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
  • Prokofiev: March from “The Love for Three Oranges”, Op. 33

  • Record 4

  • Chopin: Polonaise in C Minor, Op. 40, No. 2
  • Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
  • Allegro maestoso
  • Scherzo: Molto perennial
  • Largo
  • Finale: Presto ma non tanto

  • Chopin: New Study in A-flat Major, No. 2
  • Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major, Op. 53 "Heroic"

  • Record 5

  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533/494
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Rondo: Allegretto

  • Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397
  • Mozart: Variations on "Salve tu Domine" from "I filosofi immaginari" by Paisiello, K. 398

  • Record 6

  • Scriabin: Study in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
  • Scriabin: Study in F-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 2
  • Scriabin: 5 Preludes, Op. 74
  • No. 1 (Painful, heartbreaking)
  • No. 2 (Very slow, contemplative)
  • No. 3 (Allegro dramatico)
  • No. 4 (Slow, vague, indecisive)
  • No. 5 (Proud, belligerent)

  • Ravel: Pavane for a deceased infanta
  • Ravel: Water games
  • Ravel: Alborada del gracioso from “Miroirs”
  • Bach/Siloti: Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855A

  • Record 7

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
  • Presto
  • Long and short
  • Menuetto: Allegro
  • Rondo: Allegro

  • Beethoven: Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major “Eroica”, Op.35 Introduzione col basso del tema: Allegretto vivace
  • Tema
  • Variation No. 1
  • Variation No. 2
  • Variation No. 3
  • Variation No. 4
  • Variation No. 5
  • Variation No. 6
  • Variation No. 7 Canone all'ottava
  • Variation No. 8
  • Variation No. 9
  • Variation No. 10
  • Variation No. 11
  • Variation No. 12
  • Variation No. 13
  • Variation No. 14 Minor
  • Variation No. 15 Maggiore. Largo
  • Coda
  • Finale: Alla fuga


    • Emil Gilels, piano

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Netherlands
    19.I.1975
    26.X.1976
    29.III.1978
    30.I.1979
    15.IV.1980
    STEREO ℗ 1975 TROS
    STEREO ℗ 1976 NOS
    STEREO ℗ 1978 KRO
    STEREO ℗ 1979 NOS
    STEREO ℗ 1980 NOS

    Remastered by ℗ & © 2018 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes




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    "In June 2017, when I have to perform in Moscow, I meet Kirill Gilels, grandson of the famous pianist Emil Gilels. He has listened to what our Phoenix Mastering restoration process can accomplish and gives us a list of the years and locations of his grandfather's unpublished recordings. In Berlin, Moscow, St. Petersburg, we discover a heritage that amazes us with the quality and consistency of Emil Gilels' piano playing. We are undoubtedly facing one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. It is finally in Amsterdam, thanks to the determination of Piet Tullenaar, that we manage to extract five recitals that the pianist gave between 1975 and 1980 at the Concertgebouw and which everyone had forgotten existed. As we audition the tapes one by one in the studio allocated to us, neither Piet Tullenaar, nor Michel Navarra, nor myself exchange a word. What a beauty!" F. D'Oria-Nicolas

    24bit/176.4 kHz AIFF audio files. 84 pages pdf booklet included.

    Record 1

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 25 in G Major, Op.79
  • Presto alla tedesca
  • Andante
  • Perennial

  • 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)

  • Schumann: Arabesque, Op. 18

  • 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

  • Brahms: Fantasies, Op. 116
  • Capriccio in D Minor: Presto energico
  • Intermezzo in A Minor: Andante
  • Capriccio in G Minor: Allegro passionato
  • Intermezzo in E Major: Adagio
  • Intermezzo in E Minor: Andante con grazia ed intimate sentimento
  • Intermezzo in E Major: Andantino teneramente
  • Capriccio in D Minor: Allegro agitato



  • Record 3

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 12 in A-flat Major, Op. 26
  • Andante with variations
  • Scherzo: Allegro molto
  • Marcia funebre sulla mort d'un Eroe: Maestoso andante
  • Allegro

  • Prokofiev: Fugitive Visions, Op. 22 (excerpts)
  • No. 1, Slowly
  • No. 3, Allegretto
  • No. 5, Molto giocoso
  • No. 7, Pittoresque
  • No. 8, Commodo
  • No. 10, Ridicolosamente
  • No. 11, Con vivacità
  • No. 17, Poetico

  • Prokofiev: Prelude, Op. 12, No. 7
  • Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A Minor, Op. 28
  • Prokofiev: March from “The Love for Three Oranges”, Op. 33

  • Record 4

  • Chopin: Polonaise in C Minor, Op. 40, No. 2
  • Chopin: Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
  • Allegro maestoso
  • Scherzo: Molto perennial
  • Largo
  • Finale: Presto ma non tanto

  • Chopin: New Study in A-flat Major, No. 2
  • Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A-flat Major, Op. 53 "Heroic"

  • Record 5

  • Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K. 533/494
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Rondo: Allegretto

  • Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397
  • Mozart: Variations on "Salve tu Domine" from "I filosofi immaginari" by Paisiello, K. 398

  • Record 6

  • Scriabin: Study in C-sharp Minor, Op. 2, No. 1
  • Scriabin: Study in F-sharp Minor, Op. 8, No. 2
  • Scriabin: 5 Preludes, Op. 74
  • No. 1 (Painful, heartbreaking)
  • No. 2 (Very slow, contemplative)
  • No. 3 (Allegro dramatico)
  • No. 4 (Slow, vague, indecisive)
  • No. 5 (Proud, belligerent)

  • Ravel: Pavane for a deceased infanta
  • Ravel: Water games
  • Ravel: Alborada del gracioso from “Miroirs”
  • Bach/Siloti: Prelude in B Minor, BWV 855A

  • Record 7

  • Beethoven: Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3
  • Presto
  • Long and short
  • Menuetto: Allegro
  • Rondo: Allegro

  • Beethoven: Variations and Fugue in E-flat Major “Eroica”, Op.35 Introduzione col basso del tema: Allegretto vivace
  • Tema
  • Variation No. 1
  • Variation No. 2
  • Variation No. 3
  • Variation No. 4
  • Variation No. 5
  • Variation No. 6
  • Variation No. 7 Canone all'ottava
  • Variation No. 8
  • Variation No. 9
  • Variation No. 10
  • Variation No. 11
  • Variation No. 12
  • Variation No. 13
  • Variation No. 14 Minor
  • Variation No. 15 Maggiore. Largo
  • Coda
  • Finale: Alla fuga


    • Emil Gilels, piano

    Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Netherlands
    19.I.1975
    26.X.1976
    29.III.1978
    30.I.1979
    15.IV.1980
    STEREO ℗ 1975 TROS
    STEREO ℗ 1976 NOS
    STEREO ℗ 1978 KRO
    STEREO ℗ 1979 NOS
    STEREO ℗ 1980 NOS

    Remastered by ℗ & © 2018 FONDAMENTA from the original analog tapes