Extraordinary 1941 video of the first two Soviet prizewinners

Emil Gilels and Yakov Flier playing Isaac Albeniz’s Navarra in an arrangement for two pianos. The pair had been the first Soviet pianists to win international piano competitions – Vienna 1936 (second and first) and Queen Elisabeth competition in 1938 (first and third).

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  • Ungeheuer says:

    Their virtuosity is unquestionable, not to say phenomenal.

  • Jeffrey Biegel says:

    Norman, thanks so much for bringing this to us!!

  • clarrieu says:

    Seems though like overdubbed pictures on a pre-existing recording, doesn’t it? Doesn’t make the document less worthy …

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