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Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Ukrainian: Емі́ль Григо́рович Гі́лельс, Russian: Эмиль Гилельс; October 19, 1916 – October 14, 1985) was a ukrainian soviet pianist.

Gilels was born in Odessa to a musical family; both his parents were musicians. He began studying the piano at six under Yakov Tkach, making his first public debut at the age of 12 in June 1929. In 1930 Gilels entered the Odessa Conservatory where he was coached by Berta Reingbald, whom Gilels credited as his… read more

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  • His Hammerklavier: "Olympian, titanic, subtle, imperious, one of the finest accounts ever recorded." - Penguin Guide. Can't argue with that.
  • He plays everything exactly as I want to hear it. Amazing! [2]
  • He plays everything exactly as I want to hear it. Amazing!
  • Outstanding Beethoven recordings. [3]
  • Outstanding Beethoven recordings. [2] Appassionata <3
  • Outstanding Beethoven recordings
  • I created a group in honor of Emil Gilels. Join http://www.lastfm.es/group/Emil+Gilels
  • The Grief stuff I have of him playing is pretty, pretty, pretty good.
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