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  1. Gigue in E minor (Book II, No. 12) Allegro vivace, ma non troppo for piano (after Loeillet)
  2. Le Rappel des oiseaux, for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)
  3. Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
  4. Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7
  5. Songs without Words (6) for piano, Book 3, Op. 38: 8. Duetto
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  1. Gigue in E minor (Book II, No. 12) Allegro vivace, ma non troppo for piano (after Loeillet)
  2. Le Rappel des oiseaux, for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin avec une méthode)
  3. Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
  4. Toccata for piano in C major, Op. 7
  5. Songs without Words (6) for piano, Book 3, Op. 38: 8. Duetto
  6. Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12: No. 7. Traumes Wirren
  7. The Love for Three Oranges, opera, Op. 33: March
  8. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2
  9. Paganini Etudes (6) (Grandes Études de Paganini), for piano, S. 141 (LW A173): No. 5 in E major
  10. Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano No. 9 in E flat major ("Carnival in Pest" I & II), S. 244/9 (LW A132/9)
  11. Keyboard Sonata in C major ("La caccia"), K. 159 (L. 104)
  12. Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K. 27 (L. 449)
  13. Keyboard Sonata in G major, K. 125 (L. 487)
  14. Keyboard Sonata in E major ("Cortège"), K. 380 (L. 23)
  15. Keyboard Sonata in A major, K. 113 (L. 345)
  16. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3
  17. Piano Sonata No. 3 in G minor, Op. 22
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Freckled and red haired? Emil Gilels, the Soviet titan of the keyboard, was freckled and red haired? Yes, but only in his youth: by the time he attained his maturity, most of Gilels' freckles had faded. But while the red hair and the fiery temperament that went with it stayed with Gilels even in his more poised and balanced later years, his fire was at its hottest when he was younger. This is manifestly and magnificently obvious in these recordings from the '30s through '50s. From his breathtakingly brilliant 1935 recording ...

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Emil Gilels: Early Recordings 2006, Deutsche Grammophon

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