Works for Piano, Vol. 1
Up until recently, the little tip of the Lyapunov iceberg that emerged, in particular of his piano music, was represented by three or four Transcendental Etudes, especially the tenth of the twelve, this ‘lezginka’ that offers virtuosos a substitute for Balakirev’s eternal Islamey.
Since then, a few emboldened pianists have given in to curiosity and become attached to music that is fascinating to sight read and master, its qualities repaying them a hundredfold for all the effort that it may cost them. And the music lover is beginning to follow, quite astonished that these treasures could have been hidden from him for so long. – From the booklet notes by Guy Sacre
Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1859—1924): Mazurkas – Walzer – Tarantella. Contains various world premiere recordings
‘Noack gets to the heart of this music, responding to such instructions as quasi flauto and then quasi piccolo in the middle section of the Fifth Mazurka with finesse. The lush piano sound is a joy.’Gramophone