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Price: $185.00

MINT CONDITION

EMIL GILELS - PIANIST

Dual autographed tri-fold historic Czech Philharmonic program, November 21, 1958.  We offer with a  5” x 7” original press photograph of the pianist.

 

The word “Mimořádny” in Czech translates to “Extrordinary” and based upon the live recordings made by Supraphon of the concert it surely was.  Gilels played both the Beethoven 4th Piano Concerto op. 58 and the 5th “Emperor” Concerto op. 73 on the same bill.  Gilels (1916-1985) and conductor Kurt Sanderling (1912-2011) had worked together many times.  Sanderling who at one time was Wilhelm Furtwängler’s assistant had left Germany for Russia when he lost his position due to the fact he was Jewish.  He escaped to Russia where he held many important positions including co-principal Conductor of the Leningrad Philharmonic with Evgeny Mravinsky from 1942-1960. One can hear in the recordings of the performance how well they worked together, as they are magnificent.

 

Gilels has always been a tough autograph, Sanderling even more so.