Florian Noack on Lyapunov

Florian Noack explores the piano technique, through the 12 Transcendental Etudes by Sergei Lyapunov


An exclusive educational production for MIPFA
After having been named ‘Emerging Artist of the Year 2015’ by ECHO Klassik for the recording of his own piano transcriptions, Florian Noack was awarded the Diapason d’Or of the Year 2017, the International Classical Music Award (ICMA), and the Octave de la Musique for his recording of Lyapunov Piano Music – a number of prestigious awards which confirm the talent of this exceptional musician.
Florian has won numerous prizes including the Rachmaninov International Competition, the International Robert Schumann Competition, and the Piano Competition in Cologne. He always distinguished himself by his passion for rare works from the romantic and postromantic repertoire, and his concert programs often include composers such as Lyapunov, Alkan, Medtner or Dohnanyi, as well as his own piano transcriptions.
Recorded at Musikbrauerei, Berlin (Germany)

Concert program

I "Lesghinka", the Lyapunov's X Etude —a caucasian dance, inspired by Balakirev's "Islamey"
II "Aeolian Harps", the IX Etude by Lyapunov, confronts the performer with an entirely different set of difficulties, which, nevertheless are to be played in the lightest way.
III "Ronde des Sylphes" -a clear hommage to "Feux-Follets" (Liszt), the Lyapunov XI Etude. The two pieces share a lot of similar difficulties, and particularly the double notes.

Florian Noack, piano

54:26 min 2023