Posts tagged as "emil-gilels"

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3; Polonaises Nos. 3, 4, 6; Ballade No. 1

May 26, 2016

When Arthur Rubinstein first heard the fifteen-year-old Gilels perform in Odessa, he exclaimed ‘By God, I can’t describe it. If he comes to America, I might as well pack my bags and leave!’ ‘Serious without solemnity, profound without pomp, he was a citizen of the world,’ wrote Jeremy Siepmann of Gilels. ‘Like music itself, his […]