Emil Gilels Live in Moscow, Vol. 5

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COMPOSERS: Tchaikovsky; Schumann
LABELS: VAI
WORKS: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (filmed 1966); Schumann: Piano Concerto (filmed 1976)
PERFORMER: Emil Gilels (piano); USSR State SO/Vladimir Verbitsky
CATALOGUE NO: 4471

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The Russian titan is captured here in Moscow recitals ten years apart. His Tchaikovsky is breathtaking. The Schumann, though, is sluggish. Jessica Duchen