A film about the work of the pianist E. G. Gilels. E. Gilels at a rehearsal, performs in the Great Hall of the Conservatory. Newsreel: 16-year-old E. Gilels is playing; speaks at the front in front of the soldiers. E. Gilels performs music by J. S. Bach. E. Gilels plays at his dacha; deals with students; listens to her daughter's play. E. Gilels drives up to the theater, preparing for the concert; plays with the orchestra.