A true treasure trove – the complete Deutsche Grammophon catalog of pianist Emil Gilels in a 24CD box set – 7 of which are rare Russian recordings from early in his career! It spans a wide stretch of time, from as far back as his early career in Russia in the 1930s – rare recordings that have gone largely unheard for many many years – to classical piano benchmark material recorded much later. All of it impeccable material, in a generously filled box set! String players include Norbert Brainin, Leonid Kogan, Vasili Shirinsky, Dmitri Tsyganov, Rudolf Barshai, Vadim Boriskovsky, Peter Shidlof, Mstislav Rostropovich and others – with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leningrad Philharmonic, USSR Radio Symphony and other orchestras – on compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin
, Greig, Mozart, Shubert, Prokofiev, Kabalevsky and others. A great value!