Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 - Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3

Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra

  • Genre: Classical
  • Release Date: 2011-02-01
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 6

  • ℗ 2011 ICA Classics

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C majo Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra 14:28 USD Album Only
2
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C majo Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra 11:56 USD Album Only
3
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C majo Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra 8:38 USD 0.99
4
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C mino Emil Gilels, New Philharmonia Orchestra & Sir Adrian Boult 16:41 USD Album Only
5
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C mino New Philharmonia Orchestra, Emil Gilels & Sir Adrian Boult 10:06 USD Album Only
6
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C mino Emil Gilels, Sir Adrian Boult & New Philharmonia Orchestra 8:32 USD 0.99

Reviews

  • A wonderful older recording

    5
    By KlingonOpera
    This disc consists of Beethoven Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3, as played by Emil Gilels in July 1967. Yes, you can hear that this was an analog recording – but the slight amount of tape hiss is not disturbing at all as soon as the music starts. The quality of the performance, though, really made this listener wish he could have been on-site back then with a digital tape recorder in-hand. Mr. Gilels is well known for his fluid playing, and these two concertos are like silk underneath his fingers. Concerto No. 1 is captivating from the first movement on, with the orchestra in perfect balance with the soloist (kudos to the oboe player!). The 2nd movement has just the proper pacing to contrast beautifully with the playful 3rd movement’s off-to-the-races start. It is a delight all the way through. Piano Concerto No. 3 is just as enjoyable as Piano Concerto No. 1, and the orchestra really sets the tone right out of the gate. And when the piano comes in, it matches the authoritative tone and gentility appropriately. The 2nd movement is introspective and beautiful from start to finish, and again the orchestra and soloist have an even partnership. And the 3rd movement is just joyful to listen to, filled with virtuosic runs up and down the keyboard that lead to playful interactions between the orchestra and soloist. If you are the type of listener that doesn’t mind a non-all-digital recording, then pick up this disc. After each Concerto, the audience can be heard applauding loudly – and it is hard to resist the temptation to join right in. This is good stuff!

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