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The only reason I am not giving this recording five stars is that the volume level is a little low on some tracks. Otherwise, I could not recommend this more. Gilels seems to channel Beethoven, for surely this is how these works were meant to be played.

Highly recommended

I have been listening to these recordings for more than 20 years. It is the best performance of #8 and #14 ever.

Gilels gets a beautiful sound from the piano

Sonatas 8 and 14 are particularly awesome. You will not be disappointed with this recording.


Born: October 19, 1916 in Odessa, Russia

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Emil Gilels was one of the great pianists of history. He was a master of a wide repertory from the time of Bach to his own era, and one of the first pianists to adopt a modern, more objective style of playing and interpreting music. His family was musical; his sister Elizaveta had a national reputation as a solo and chamber violinist, and married fellow violinist Leonid Kogan. Emil entered the Odessa Institute of Music and Drama in 1922 to study with Yakov Tkatch and Berthe Ringold. Following a...
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Beethoven: Pathétique & Moonlight Sonatas, Emil Gilels
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Jul 29, 1983

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