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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Franz Schubert – Piano Works for two & four hands (Elena & Emil Gilels)

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Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings
The Schubert Fantasy is deeply stirring and perhaps the best piece for two pianos ever written and ever played. And of course Emil Gilels was one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He plays the Fantasy with his daughter Elena, who was herself a renowned pianist too. The interplay between Emil Gilels and his daughter is just superb. The duet between the equal partners is so well executed that at times the piano(s) are just “there”. The recording is, despite its age, superb. I believe that it is most unlikely that there is a better recording of this work. It is a great recording.

Composer: Franz Schubert
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels
Vinyl 1978
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 16
Size: 764 MB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (DGG) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Piano Concertos KV 595 & KV 365 (Elena & Emil Gilels)

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Thank you Jean-Luc for this great recordings
This is probably the best 27th I’ve heard, with the great Russian pianist Emil Gilels at the pinnacle of his career. Here (and in K 365) the Vienna Philharmonic, led brilliantly by Karl Böhm, provides rich, colorful, authoritative support. In K 365, Mozart’s Double Concerto, Elena Gilels, a very talented player in her own right, joins her father. A lovely, mood-shifting composition for 2 pianos–is a great way to accompain this magical 27th. These 1970s recordings were superbly engineered, and the digital transfers are warm and vibrant. There’s good balance between piano(s) and orchestra, and nice stereo separation of the two pianos.

Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Elena Gilels, Emil Gilels
Orchestra: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Böhm
Vinyl 1974
Number of discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: DGG
DR-Analysis:
DR 15
Size: 1.11 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF

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