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Emil Gilels

1916 - 1985

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Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Russian: Эми́ль Григо́рьевич Ги́лельс; 19 October 1916 – 14 October 1985) was a Soviet pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest pianists of all time.His sister Elizaveta, three years his junior, was a renowned violinist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Emil Gilels has received more than 353,239 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Emil Gilels is the 179th most popular musician (down from 174th in 2019), the 104th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 103rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular Ukrainian Musician.

Emil Gilels is most famous for being a Russian pianist. He was born in the Ukraine in 1932 and died in 1985. He is considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century.

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Among musicians, Emil Gilels ranks 179 out of 2,662Before him are Gilberto Gil, Charles-Valentin Alkan, Keith Jarrett, Wilhelm Kempff, Giya Kancheli, and Chris Isaak. After him are Gene Simmons, George Martin, John Paul Jones, Ian Paice, José Feliciano, and Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Among people born in 1916, Emil Gilels ranks 37Before him are Virginia Satir, Bernard Lewis, C. Wright Mills, Abdul Rahman Arif, Sirimavo Bandaranaike, and Vitaly Ginzburg. After him are Raf Vallone, Alexander Prokhorov, Robert F. Furchgott, Paul Keres, Sune Bergström, and Masaki Kobayashi. Among people deceased in 1985, Emil Gilels ranks 25Before him are Philip Larkin, Anne Baxter, John Franklin Enders, Ian Stewart, Ferhat Abbas, and Margaret Mahler. After him are Paul Flory, Elsa Morante, Rodney Robert Porter, James Hadley Chase, Robert Graves, and George Pólya.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Emil Gilels ranks 104 out of 1,083Before him are Ivan Paskevich (1782), Michał Korybut Wiśniowiecki (1640), Marie Bashkirtseff (1858), Lev Shestov (1866), Nikolai Tikhonov (1905), and Alexander Archipenko (1887). After him are Sergei Bondarchuk (1920), Milla Jovovich (1975), Stepan Makarov (1848), Alexander Samsonov (1859), Anatoliy Solovianenko (1932), and Gregory Skovoroda (1722).

Among MUSICIANS In Ukraine

Among musicians born in Ukraine, Emil Gilels ranks 4Before him are Vladimir Horowitz (1903), Sviatoslav Richter (1915), and David Oistrakh (1908). After him are Isaac Stern (1920), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Leonid Kogan (1924), Igor Oistrakh (1931), Gregor Piatigorsky (1903), Nathan Milstein (1902), Nikolai Kapustin (1937), and Alexander Siloti (1863).