The Richter Acolyte

A Gilels Videography
compiled by JUDITH RAYNOR (and Alex Malow 2002-2007)

Contact for queries and comments:   JudithRaynor@aol.com



ITEM PERFORMANCE [NOTE : The items listed below are all the films of Gilel's performances, as well as films about him, which are currently known about. However not all these films may have survived; those films that are definitely know to have survived are printed in bold type.] PLACE/DATE DURATION "ORIGIN" COMMENTS
1 Albeniz - Navarra (with Y.Flier, 2nd piano) 1941
Moscow?
4min.27 sec. * Soviet film (TV?) * Youtube Studio.
2 Rachmaninoff - Prelude in g Op.23/5 1943
USSR
excerpt *Soviet film, in *NVC ARTS 3984-29199-2 DVD 'Art of Piano' War-time film showing Gilels playing to troops; soundtrack was probably taken from different recording.
3 Liszt - Piano Concerto #1 (Orch.?/Conductor?) pre 1949
Russia
? ? Russian performance of this concerto.
4 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 (NHK S.O./Ferdinand Leitner) 12/10/57
Tokyo
? * Japanese TV .
5 Beethoven - Piano Sonata #14 & #23, Prokofiev - Visions Fugitives (various) 20/10/57
Tokyo
? * Japanese TV Mov.1(9min.) of Piano Sonata #14 was included in a Japanese TV series: "Great Artists of the Twentieth Century"
6 Prokofiev - Piano Sonata #3 [Kabalevsky work, probably 3rd. mov. of Sonata #2, and Liszt work, probably Hungarian Rhapsody #15] 19/2/59
London
Prokofiev: 6'33 min. Whole broadcast: 20min. * BBC film *EMI DVD DVA4901259 (Prokofiev only) STUDIO. BBC TV 'Celebrity Recital', producer Walter Todd.
7 Schubert- Impromptu op.142 #1, Tchaikovsky- Reverie op.19 #1, Feuillet d'Album, Humoresque op.10 #2, Prokofiev- Toccata 16/06/59
Strasbourg
31 min. * French TV - INA STUDIO.
8 Tchaikovsky- Piano Concerto #1 (ORTF Nat. Och./Cluytens) "Emil Gilels Plays" 19/06/59
Paris
33 min. * French TV *EMI 4901249 (PAL DVD), EMI 4901259 (NTSC DVD) LIVE.
9 Beethoven - Violin Sonata #9 (Leonid Kogan) 1963?
Helsinki
34 min. * Finnish TV probably STUDIO (B&W); broadcast on 30/9/63. Film no longer held by Finnish TV (YLE)
10 Beethoven - Piano Concerto #4 (Halle Orch./Barbirolli) 8/9/1966
Edinburgh Festival
? * BBC TV Shown on BBC TV 13/9/66.LIVE.
11 Schubert - Piano Sonata D.784 Late 1960's?
London
? * BBC TV STUDIO.
12 Schumann - Nachtstucke, Prokofiev - Piano Sonata #8 Sept.1966 (?)
London
50.min. * BBC TV Shown on BBC TV 5/5/67. STUDIO.
13 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 (State Academic S.O.USSR/Victor Dubrowsky) 1966
Moscow (Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire)
35 min. * VAI DVD 4471 * BoMB 033 663DVD ("Russian Interpretation School #17") LIVE. Note; conductor is not Verbitsky as stated by VAI
14 Emil Gilels- Documentary, clips etc, in Russian with Japanese subtitles. Tchaikovsky #1 mov.1 (Kondrashin) Rehearsal & Performance clip. Bach/ Siloti- Prelude in b. Stravinsky/Petrushka. Shostakovich- Piano Sonata # 2 (mov.3). Rachmaninoff- Prelude op.23 #5 (1943). Beethoven- Piano Concerto # 5, mov.1 (Orch.?/Conductor?) 1968
USSR
29 min. * Soviet TV
* IVC IVCV-64144
Japanese issue in "Hi Fi Mono"
15 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 (Symphony Orch./Alfred Wallenstein) Concert date not known.
New York
34 min. * CBC TV broadcast of 25/12/69
* VAI DVD 4373
LIVE.
16 Beethoven - Piano Concerto #3 (BBC S.O./Colin Davis) 13/8/69
London
? * BBC TV Shown on BBC TV 24/8/69.Proms concert.LIVE.
17 Bach-Busoni - Prelude & Fugue BWV 532, Mozart- Fantasy K 397, Mozart- Piano Sonata K 310, Prokofiev- Scherzo & March op.33 Concert date unknown.
Montreal
45 min. * CBC TV
* VAI DVD 4373
LIVE.
18 Mozart - Fantasy K 397 16/5/71
Aix, France
7min. * French TV?
.
19 Mozart- Fantasy K 397, Piano Sonata K 310, 6 variations K 398. Beethoven- Piano Sonata #21 & #28. Schumann- Nachtstucke op.23 #4, Mendelsohnn- Spinning Song 10/08/71
Ossiach
97 min. * Austrian TV
* Unitel DG DVD 0734265 (NTSC)
MOSTLY NOT LIVE.
20 Mozart- Piano Concerto #27 K 595 (Orch. of Turin/Nino Sanzogno) 31/03/72
Turin
35 min. * Italian TV
* (DSE, RAI, TRE)
LIVE.
21 Brahms - Piano Concerto #2 (NHK S.O./Wolfgang Sawallisch) + encore: extract from Schubert - Moment Musicaux broadcast 23/4/72
Tokyo
? * Japanese TV .
22 "Emil Gilels Plays - Concert Programme"(film) - Mozart,Beethoven,Schumann,Mendelssohn. broadcast 1973
Moscow(?)
96 min. * Soviet TV
LIVE.Probably same works played as in Ossiach '71, but Russian director.This concert[if in Moscow] is not in the concertography 1971-73
23 Mozart - Concerto for two pianos (Elena and Emil Gilels, Prague Chamber Orch./Petr Skovr) October 1974
Prague
? * Czech TV
LIVE.
24 Concert for the 200th Anniversary of the Bolshoi Theatre 1976 - Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 mov.3 only.(State Academic Bolshoi Theatre O./conductor?) 1976
Moscow
7 min. * Soviet TV
LIVE.
25 Schumann- Piano Concerto (USSR S.O./Verbitsky) + encore: Arabesque op.18 15-16/02/76
Moscow
43 min. * Soviet TV
* Triton DVD DIBC 38006
LIVE.
26 Beethoven- Piano Sonata #12, Prokofiev- Piano Sonata #3 op.28, Visions Fugitives op.22,#1,#3,#5,#7,#8,#10,#11,#17, Rachmaninoff- "Daises" op.38 #3, Preludes op.23 #2,#10, op.32 #11, op.23 #5, Vocalaise op.34 #14, Scriabin- Etude op.2 #1, Bach-Siloti - Prelude in B minor 24-25/12/77
Moscow
76 min. * Soviet TV
* Triton DVD DIBC 38005 * VAI DVD 4468 ("Emil Gilels: Live in Moscow,Vol.3.")
LIVE.
27 Schumann- 4 Piano pieces op.32, Brahms- 4 Ballades op.10, Chopin- Polonaise op.40 #2, Piano Sonata #3, Nouvelle Etude #2 op. posthumous, Polonaise a-flat major op.53 27/12/77
Moscow
90 min. * Soviet TV
* Triton DVD DIBC 38004 & 38005 *VAI DVD 4469 ("Emil Gilels: Live in Moscow, Vol.4.") * BoMB 033 662DVD ("CHOPIN - from the Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatory") (
Bach/Siloti on DVD DIBC 38005. LIVE.
28 Beethoven - Piano Concerto #5 (Strasbourg P.O./Alain Lombard) 1978?
Strasbourg (possibly performance date was 1977)
40 min. * French TV LIVE. Film to be shown in King's Place Concert Hall London, 24 March 2009.
29 Grieg- Piano Concerto (Bergen S.O./Karsten Anderson) 24/05/78
Bergen
34 min. * Norwegian TV The first public performance of Gilels playing this Concerto. LIVE.
30 Mozart - Piano Concerto #27 (USSR State Academic Orch./Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov) 1979
Moscow Tchaikovsky hall (exact date unknown)
36 min. * Soviet TV * VAI DVD 4467 ("Emil Gilels: Live in Moscow, Vol.2.") LIVE.
31 Grieg - Piano Concerto (London S.O./Colin Davis) 26/07/79
London
34 min. * BBC TV High spirited Proms performance. Broadcast on BBC TV 29/7/79. LIVE.
32 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1(New York Phil.Orch./Mehta) 14/11/79
New York
36 min. * US TV (PBS) LIVE
33 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1(Birmingham S.O./Rattle) 18/11/80
London
35 min. * BBC TV LIVE.
34 Saint-Saens - Piano Concerto #2 (USSR State Orch./Berglund) + encores: Debussy - Petite Suite #1 "En bateau", Liszt/Paganini- Etude #5 07/02/82
Moscow
37 min. * Soviet TV LIVE.
35 Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto #1 (Finnish Radio S.O./Berglund) + encore: Sibelius-Bagatelle op.92 "Laulu". 10/02/82
Helsinki
43 min. * Finnish TV. Directed by Aarno Cronvall. LIVE.
36 Schumann - Symphonic Etudes op.13.Mendelssohn - Etude #3 BK.2 op.104,Song Without Words #6 op.38. 07/01/83
Moscow (Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire)
36 min. * Soviet TV
LIVE. Broadcast on Kultura TV October 2006.
37 Brahms - Paganini Variations BK.1, 7 Fantasies op.116, Schumann - 4 Piano Pieces op.32, Symphonic Etudes op.13,Mendelssohn - Etude #3 BK.2 op.104, Song Without Words #6 op.38. 09/01/83
Moscow (Tchaikovsky Hall)
93 min. * Soviet TV * Triton DVD DIBC 38005 (just the Brahms Paganini Variations BK.1) * VAI DVD 4466 (complete recital)
LIVE.
38 Grieg - Piano Concerto + encore: mov.2 (Finnish Radio S.O./Berglund) 14/09/83
Helsinki
42 min. * Finnish TV Directed by Aarno Cronvall
* Triton DVD DIBC 38006 * BoMB 033 663DVD ("Russian Interpretation School #17")
LIVE.
39 Mozart- Piano Concerto #27 (Gewandhaus Orch./Masur) 6/10/83
Leipzig
37 min. * German TV LIVE.
40 Mozart- Concerto for 2 pianos (Elena and Emil Gilels), Piano Concerto #27 (Emil Gilels) + encore: mov.2 (Moscow Academic S.O./Ovchinnikov) 24/11/83
Moscow (Large Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire)
75 min. * Soviet TV * VAI DVD 4467 ("Emil Gilels: Live in Moscow, Vol.2.") encore not included. LIVE.
41 Beethoven - Piano Concerto #3 (Philharmonia Orch.London/Paavo Berglund) 6/9/84
Helsinki
44 min. * Finnish TV Directed by Aarno Cronvall. LIVE.
42 "Emil Gilels (For The 70th.Anniversary of Emil Gilels)":Bach-Siloti,Beethoven, Loeillet-Godovsky,Chopin, Balakirev Rachmaninoff,Mendelssohn,Grieg,Stravinsky,Kabalevsky,Mozart,Tchaikovsky (Newsreels were also used) Director N. Pablova-Arbenina broadcast 1986
Moscow?
65 min. * Soviet TV Includes Documentary reminiscences of: D. Kabalevsky, G. Cherni-Stefanska, A. Eshpai, Kurt Sanderling, Yakov Tkach(!!), Prof.E.Tabasscherna (Finland), Prof.T. Nikolaeva, Prof.L. Ginzburg, Prof.G. Dombaev, Barry Douglas.
43 "Emil Gilels - Life in Music" 1988
Moscow?
61 min. * Soviet TV
Scriptwriter L. Braslavsky, Director P. Kharlip (on the life and art of Emil Gilels)
44 Tribute to Gilels after his death; Wolfgang Sawallisch reminisces on working with EG; with excerpts from the Ossiach film (see above) Germany
80 min. *Unitel/ZDF TV 1988. .
45 "The Great Gilels" - Film on artistry of EG. Includes conversation with Lev Barenboim, newsreel footage from 1938, and extracts from Schumann Concerto, Beethoven Op.23, Chopin Op.71/3, Prokofiev Sonata #3, Bach-Siloti, Brahms Op.116 1991
Moscow
56 min. * Russian TV Director Echova Liubov
46 "Indomitable Gilels" - Russian documentary with clips, interviews with Tikhon Khrennikov, Andrei Eshpai, Rodion Shchedrin, Victor Merzhanov, Zubin Mehta. 2006
Russia
37 min. * Russian TV ("Kultura" TV channel) Clips of a young Gilels playing Chopin, Stravinsky as well as later performances.


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