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Guiomar Novaes - The Complete Victor 78s


Release Date: 03/23/1999 
Label:  Music & Arts   Catalog #: 702   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Louis Moreau GottschalkFrédéric ChopinFranz LisztIgnace Jan Paderewski,   ... 
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Those who know Novaës primarily from her last recordings may be surprised to see her standing in such august company—but this Music & Arts reissue of the RCA recordings she made in her twenties and thirties reminds us that she was a performer of astonishing spark and volatility. Although the Chopin Mazurka shows her capable of broad and unapologetic rubato, for the most part these readings are more notable for the glitter of their detail (each note of her glistening Waldesrauschen sounds clearly, and her punchy Gnomenreigen has even more flair than Barere's), the snap of her rhythms (listen to the left hand in her Hymne Nationale Bréselien, one of those rare Gottschalk performances to give his bravura its due), and their Read more often kinetic treatment of accompaniments and inner lines, which can make usually insipid repertoire (for instance, the Spring Song) seem surprisingly vital. She's a bit impatient in the Gluck, and her reading of the Paderewski Nocturne (especially heard right after Paderewski's own account) may seem too abrupt—but this is only the downside of a tough spirit that pays high dividends, for instance, in the snappy recording of the potentially sugary Strauss-Godowsky. Good transfers and notes, too. In sum, a salutary reminder that the canonical Great Performers did not have a monopoly on great performances.

-- Peter J. Rabinowitz, FANFARE [9/1992] Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Grande fantasie triomphale, RO 108/Op. 69 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869 
2. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
3. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 1, Waldesrauschen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
4. Miscellanea for Piano, Op. 16: no 4, Nocturne in B flat major by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1888 
5. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 45: no 2, Guitarre by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
6. Iphigénie en Tauride: Gavotte by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778-1779; Vienna, Austria 
7. Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
8. Fantasiestücke (2), Op. 17: no 2, Hexentanz by Edward MacDowell
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; Germany 
9. Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
10. Album de Peterhof, Op. 75: no 8, Nocturne in G major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1866; Russia 
11. Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
12. Histoires: no 2, Le petit âne blanc by Jacques Ibert
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; France 
13. A prole do bebê, Book 1, W 140: no 7, Polichinelle by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1918; Brazil 
14. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
15. Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Furies by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 
16. Tango brasileiro by Alexandre Levy
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; Brazil 
17. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
18. Fantaisies (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 4, La Jongleuse by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
19. Feux-follets, Op. 24 no 3 by Isidore Philipp
Performer:  Guiomar Novaës (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: France 

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