Classic Archive 001 - Gilels & Neuhaus
This Classic Archive program is devoted to Emil Gilels, one of the most famous ambassadors of the Russian school of piano, and Stanislas Neuhaus, son of Heinrich Neuhaus. France discovered Emil Gilel’s great talent when the Cold War forced him to emigrate from Russia. In this program the pianist performs Tchaikovsky’s 1st Piano Concerto, recorded in Paris in 1959, with Andre Cluytens conducting. It is followed by Stanislas Neuhaus performing the Etude in C Sharp minor and the Nocturne for the left hand, both composed by Russian composer Alexander Scriabine. The programs ends with two of Claude Debussy’s Preludes: the Minstrels and Fireworks. Filmed in 1966, this was Neuhaus’s first appearance on French television.
Alexander Scriabin: Etude No. 5 in C sharp minor, Op. 42; Nocturne No. 2 "for the left hand" in D flat Major, Op. 9; Claude Debussy: “Minstrels” from Preludes, book I and “Fireworks” from Preludes, book II