Works for Piano, Vol. 2

Whether as a craftsman of short pieces or as a consummate master of large-scale
forms, as an independent European or as the most authentic of Russian composers, Lyapunov’s music impresses with its boldly virtuosic style.

His obsession with virtuosity – his desire to showcase finger dexterity to the point of excess and one of the reasons why the works of this great composer are still largely unknown and rarely performed on stage – was evident in the very first work he submitted for publication, the opening Étude con brio from his Three Pieces Op. 1, published in 1889. – From the booklet notes by Guy Sacre

Sergei Mikhailovich Lyapunov (1859—1924): Works for Piano, Vol. 2. Contains various world premiere recordings

Diapason d’Or
Diapason d’Or de l’Année 2017
Nominiert für den Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik

‘Noack demonstrates superior keyboard control. Precision, lyricism, delicate sonority, bravery; it’s all there.’


‘Noack is capable of the most gentle poetry and can produce a sound of gossamer delicacy. No praise can be too high for the magnificence of such playing. Lyapunov lives again, and it’s about time.’

American Record Guide

‘A warm recommendation to hear the playing of this bright star of the future.’


‘A rich and varied program, expressive and nuanced, fascinating. As for Mr. Lyapunov, he can only thank the splendid and generous pianist.’

Le Monde

‘A magnificent disc.’


‘A recording like a thunderbolt! The second volume is a triumph.’

Klassik Heute

‘Noack’s familiarity with Lyapunov’s music gives him a sovereignty in music making which can only be described as masterly.’