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Russian pianist Emil Gilels performs sonatas by Beethoven including Moonlight and Pathetique.
"Every man's death diminishes us all, but the death of a man so close to completing his greatest achievement and the summation of his life's work diminishes us all greatly -- very, very greatly. When Emil Gilels died in 1985, he had completed recordings of most but not all of Beethoven's piano sonatas...for what there is, we must be grateful. Beyond all argument one of the great pianists of the twentieth century, Gilels the Soviet super virtuoso had slowly mellowed and ripened over his long career, and when he began recording the sonatas in 1972, his interpretations had matured and deepened while his superlative technique remained gloriously intact straight through to the last recordings of his final year." - allmusic.com
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Emil Gilels, piano
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata no.8 in C minor, op.13
1. I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
2. II. Adagio cantabile
3. III. Rondo, Allegro
Piano Sonata no.13 in E flat major, op.27 no.1
4. I. Andante - Allegro - Tempo I
5. II. Allegro molto vivace
6. III. Adagio con espressione
7. IV. Allegro vivace - Presto
Piano Sonata no.14 in C sharp minor, op.27 no.2 "Moonlight"
8. I. Adagio sostenuto
9. II. Allegretto
10. III. Presto agitato