Emil Gilels performs piano sonatas by Chopin

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Album title:
Chopin
Composer(s):
Chopin
Works:
Piano Sonata No. 3; Polonaises Nos 3, 4 & 6; Ballade No. 1
Performer:
Emil Gilels (piano)
Label:
Eloquence
Catalogue Number:
482 2091 (1949-79)  
Performance:
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Recording:
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Reviewer:
BBC Music Magazine
Emil Gilels performs piano sonatas by Chopin

A compelling mix of visceral power and attention to detail, but these interpretations sometimes err on the side of ponderousness. Definitive neither for music nor performer.

Jessica Duchen

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