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The HMV Recordings, 1947-1952 / Moura Lympany, piano

Audio Samples

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Schumann, Robert : Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13
>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
>Liszt, Franz : Feux-follets (Transcendental Etude no 5)
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
>Liszt, Franz : Polonaise, for piano no 2 in E major, S. 223/2 (LW A171/2)
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>     Toccata
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>     The Maiden and the Nightingale
>Godowsky, Leopold : Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Toccata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Rondo brillant, for piano & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 29
>Franck, César : Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46
>Turina, Joaquin : Rapsodia sinfonica, for piano & orchestra, Op. 66
>Litolff, Henry Charles : Concerto symphonique no 4, Op. 102
>     Scherzo

Album Summary

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Schumann, Robert : Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13
>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
>Liszt, Franz : Feux-follets (Transcendental Etude no 5)
>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
>Liszt, Franz : Polonaise, for piano no 2 in E major, S. 223/2 (LW A171/2)
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>Granados, Enrique : Goyescas
>Godowsky, Leopold : Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Toccata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Rondo brillant, for piano & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 29
>Franck, César : Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46
>Turina, Joaquin : Rapsodia sinfonica, for piano & orchestra, Op. 66
>Litolff, Henry Charles : Concerto symphonique no 4, Op. 102
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Notes & Reviews:

Moura Lympany (1916–2005) was the last of the major Matthay pupils. In 1938 she shot to international fame when she finished second to Emil Gilels in the Queen Elisabeth competition. A brilliant technician, she made the first complete recording of the Rachmaninov preludes in the 1940s and gave the western premiere of Khachaturian's piano concerto and subsequently recorded it. The HMV recordings presented here emphasize her virtuoso credentials and feature many of the piano’s most fearsome warhorses. This is repertoire she excelled in and her performances of, for example, the toccatas of Ravel and Prokofiev, have rarely been equaled.

American Record Guide, January/February 2014
This is a tribute to Lympany's versatility and strength. Second prize winner to Emil Gilels in the Queen Elisabeth Competition, she launched her career post-World War II to acclaim. This collection (HMV, 1947-52) has remarkable polish and vivacity. The Fantasy Impromptu is a nimble, flexible and beautiful interpretation. The Symphonic Etudes sounds is well-intentioned and full of imagination.



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>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Schumann, Robert : Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834-1861

>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations on a theme by Paganini, Op. 35, Book 2
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Liszt, Franz : Feux-follets (Transcendental Etude no 5)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Liszt, Franz : Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1877

>Liszt, Franz : Polonaise, for piano no 2 in E major, S. 223/2 (LW A171/2)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850-1851

>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1859-1862

>Debussy, Claude : Clair de lune
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890-1905

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin :: Toccata
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Enriqué Granados (1867 - 1916) : Goyescas :: The Maiden and the Nightingale
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1909-1912

>Godowsky, Leopold : Tango, contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Albeniz's Op. 165/2)
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1921

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Toccata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Fantastic Dances (3) for Piano, Op. 5
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1920.
  • Running Time: 3 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1920

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Concerto for Piano no 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
  • Running Time: 18 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 10/1831

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Rondo brillant, for piano & orchestra in E flat major, Op. 29
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Herbert Menges
  • Running Time: 8 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 01/29/1834

>César Franck (1822 - 1890) : Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 15 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885

>Joaquín Turina (Composer) (1882 - 1949) : Rapsodia sinfónica, for piano & orchestra, Op. 66
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 8 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Litolff, Henry Charles : Concerto symphonique no 4, Op. 102 :: Scherzo
  • Performer: Moura Lympany (Piano)
  • Conductor: Walter Susskind
  • Running Time: 6 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1852