E. Gilels (pf)

Born: 1916

Died: 1985

Emil Gilels

The Russian pianist was one of the greatest of the 20th century, often working with Rostropovich and Kogan. He made a sensational US debut in 1955 and thereafter travelled frequently to the West, recording often in the US and UK. He died before completing a Beethoven piano sonata series for DG.

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