Emil Gilels With Sir Colin Davis And The Berlin Philharmonic Play Music Of Berlioz, Tchaikovsky And Sibelius – 1980 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

The legendary Emil Gilels this week.

The legendary Emil Gilels this week.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Berlin Phil. Sir Colin Davis, cond. Emil Gilels, Piano – April 4, 1980 – Part 1

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Berlin Phil. Sir Colin Davis, cond. Emil Gilels, Piano – April 4, 1980 – Part 2

Another classic concert this week. The Berlin Philharmonic, conducted by Sir Colin Davis and featuring the legendary Russian Pianist Emil Gilels in a program of music by Berlioz, Tchaikovsky and Sibelius.

Recorded on April 4, 1980 in Philharmonie Hall and re-broadcast by NPR as part of their International Concert Hall series, the concert rundown is thus:

Berlin Philharmonic Orch.

Sir Colin Davis, cond.

Emil Gilels, Piano

Recorded April 4, 1980

Part 1:

1. Berlioz: Overture to King Lear

2. Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 (w/Gilels)

Part 2:

1. Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

For an Anti-Road Rage Wednesday concert, should fill the bill quite nicely.


Editors note: Special thanks to Stormy Hunter for catching our goof and the speed problem with this older master. In our haste we forgot to double-check it and Stormy helped us out. Go team!

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2 Responses

  1. Bravo Maestro Davis and Maestro Gilels! Many thanks for these spectacular classical concerts. And I’m thrilled to have an example of this long-gone and mostly forgotten series “International Concert Hall”. Unfortunately, whatever tape machine captured this was running 5.6% slow. The result is that all the music is pitched a semitone too high (as is the spoken commentary). I’ve re-engineered it to the correct speed/pitch and would be glad to share, if you’d like to replace this copy.

    • gordonskene says:

      Yes! Please do! The original reels are back in the vault and it will take me forever to fish them back out again to speed-correct them.