Gilels archive with searchable concert programs

Look at this 2.2.34 recital program.
Had no idea da CUDA played da chopet 25-6



25/6 was probably an hour’s work for the young Gilels. 8)

For what it’s worth I’m still having a ball with the Melodiya box you reuploaded for me leechermofo. Gilels doesn’t come easily for me, but when he’s good, he’s DAMN good, and there’s been a lot of that in this set. My latest discovery is the 1963-02-15 recital, and I’m amazed by the new repertoire which has come to light here. I can almost forgive them for letting Op.25#6 slip when things like his Harmonies du Soir is in here!

I wish the documentation on that set was a little better though.
Many of the discs just have a vague range of several years, rather than specific dates and locations for individual tracks.

I’ve figured it all out, in case of interest.

Well, I haven’t written documentation especially for this, but I have finished typing it in to my list.

I’d love to hear his 30’s unleash of the Brahms Paganini Book 2!

I’m interested in the date for the harmonies du soir that’s included in the set.
According to the concertography (is that even a word?) that TM posted he played it three times, I’m guessing it’s the 1952 Moscow performance that was recorded but can’t be sure.

EG#168. January 5, 1952: Moscow Conservatory (Grand Hall), Moscow, Soviet Union (Radio Broadcast | FLAC)

• Händel: Chaconne in G major with 21 Variations, HWV 435 (Suites de Pièces, Vol 2 No.2)
• Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.3 in C major, Op.2 No.3

• Shostakovich: 24 Preludes & Fugues, Op.87
o No.1 in C major
o No.5 in D major
o No.24 in D minor
• Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.1 in F minor, Op.6
• Liszt: Transcendental Etude in D-flat major, S.139 No.11 (Harmonies du Soir)
• Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.9 in E-flat major, S.244 No.9 (Carnival in Pest)

• Rachmaninoff: Moment Musical in D-flat major, Op.16 No.5
• Chopin: Polonaise in A-flat major, Op.53

  • Melodiya MEL CD 10 02433

Solid programme too!

Played in the '30s

Etude in C sharp minor No. 4 Opus 10
Etude in F minor No. 2 Opus 25
Etude in F major No. 3 Opus 25
Etude in G sharp minor No. 6 Opus 25
Etude in C minor No. 12 Opus 25
Nouvelle Etude No. 2 in A flat Opus posth

Respect for this

diz site is a bit WIKID

Moscow, Great Hall of the Conservatory
Solo Piano Recital

Prokofieff Sonata No. 3 in A minor Opus 28 (from the Old Notebooks)
Sonata No. 8 in B flat major Opus 84
Bach 6 Preludes and Fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier
Brahms Variations on a Theme of Paganini Opus 35 (Books 1 and 2)

his last perf of the Brahms Book 2?

Daim, I wish he had played that again later in life.