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GUIOMAR NOVAES The complete published 78rpm recordings

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2CDs

Compact Disc 1

Victor Talking Machine Company CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY, 1919–1927 (73.02)

1 GOTTSCHALK Grande fantaisie triomphale sur l’hymne national brésilien Op 69 (1923 version)

2 GLUCK/FRIEDMAN The Dance of the Blessed Spirits · 3 GLUCK/BRAHMS Gavotte in A

4 BEETHOVEN/RUBINSTEIN Turkish March · 5 RUBINSTEIN Nocturne in G Op 75 No 8

6 MOSZKOWSKI Guitarre Op 45 No 2 · 7 La Jongleuse Op 52 No 4 · 8 PADEREWSKI Nocturne in B flat Op 16 No 4

9 CHOPIN Mazurka in D Op 33 No 2 · 10 MENDELSSOHN Song Without Words Op 62 No 6 (Spring Song)

11 LISZT Gnomenreigen S145 No 2 · 12 Waldesrauschen S145 No 1

13 MacDOWELL Hexentanz Op 17 No 2 · 14 ISIDOR PHILIPP Feux-Follets Op 24 No 3 15 · ALEXANDRE LEVY Tango Brasileiro ·

16 ALBÉNIZ/GODOWSKY Tango in D Op 165 No 2 · 17 STRAUSS/GODOWSKY Ständchen Op 17 No 2 ·

18 VILLA-LOBOS O Polichinelo · 19 IBERT The Little White Donkey

20 GOTTSCHALK Grande fantaisie triomphale sur l’hymne national brésilien Op 69 (1927 version)

Compact Disc 2

Columbia Recording Corporation NEW YORK, 1940–1947 (76.40)

1 ISIDOR PHILIPP Feux-Follets Op 24 No 3 · 2 MOMPOU Jeunes filles au jardin

3 SCARLATTI Sonata in G minor Kk450 (L338) · 4 Sonata in G major Kk125 (L487)

5 FRANÇOIS COUPERIN La tendre Nanette · 6 LOUIS-CLAUDE DAQUIN L’Hirondelle

7 BACH Toccata in D major BWV912 · 8 MOZART Rondo in A minor K511

9 CHOPIN Ballade No 3 in A flat major Op 47 · 10 GLUCK/SAINT-SAËNS Caprice sur les airs de ballet d’Alceste

11-19 VILLA-LOBOS/NOVAES Popular Brazilian Children’s Songs

20-22 VILLA-LOBOS As três Marias · 23-25 Prole do Bebê Book 1—excerpts

26-30 OCTAVIO PINTO Scenas Infantis · 31 CAMARGO GUARNIERI Toccata · 32 ALBÉNIZ Evocación · 33 Triana


 

South America has a knack of producing a particular breed of fiery woman pianist with technique to burn – from Theresa Carreño in the 19th century to Martha Argerich today – perhaps it’s their passionate Latin temperament. The wonderful Brazilian Guiomar Novaes certainly fitted this mould. Described by her teacher Isidore Philipp as ‘by far the best pupil he had ever nursed to the concert stage’ Novaes shot to fame as a teenager and immediately became a star pianist, particularly in the USA where she settled. She recorded well into the LP era but by common consent her greatest recordings are considered to be the 78-rpm discs she made in her youth. Here, for the first time, all are reissued together. As befits 78s, many are encore style pieces, which incidentally perfectly suit Novaes’ gifts, but there is also a good selection of her compatriot’s music, much of it written for her


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