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    Emil Gilels: Klaviersonate Nr. 4 Es-dur - Beethoven

    David Hertzberg

    by David Hertzberg

    Emil Gilels (1916-1985) performs the first movement of the Beethoven Sonata in E flat major, Op. 7. I created this video from the LP depicted above, "Beethoven: Laviersonaten Nox. 2 & 4, Emil Gilels, issued in 1985 on the Deutsche Grammophon label, serial number 415 418-1, Polydor International GmbH, Hamburg. Production, Hanno Rinke; recording supervision, Werner Mayer; recording engineer, Klaus Scheibe; cover photo, Reinhart Wolf; design, Werner Koberstein; art direction, Lutz Bode. Manufactured in West Germany.

    Gilels recorded this sonata on August 28 and September 1, 1984 in Berlin.

    Movement 1: Allegro molto con brio