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Jakob Gimpel

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Jakob Gimpel’s solo recordings of works by Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin and Mendelssohn presented here were made for German radio between 1956 and 1961. Gimpel did not have the career that an artist of his stature deserved. Like many others, Gimpel was an extremely gifted pianist with a technique and musical insight to match any on the highest levels of the performing circuit. Many of his commercial recordings did not receive wide circulation. Our discovery of rare radio recordings brings his artistry back into the present.

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JACOB GIMPEL plays Chopin, Liszt, Scriabin & Mendelssohn

1. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 in C-sharp minor, HS. 244/12 [09:23]
2. Chopin: Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante in E-flat Major, Op. 22 [13:24]
3. Chopin: Impromptu No. 2 in F-sharp Major, Op. 36 [05:55]
4. Chopin: Étude No. 11 in A minor, Op. 25 [03:43]
5. Chopin: Mazurka in A-flat Major, Op. 50/2 [02:52]
6. Chopin: Mazurka in C-sharp Major, Op. 63/3 [02:01]
7. Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20 [09:49]
8. Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 5, Op. 53 [11:01]

Recorded ∙ 22 February 1956 ∙ Stuttgart-Untertürkheim ∙ Krone ∙ Süddeutscher Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

9. Chopin: Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor, Op. 31 [08:53]
10. Mendelssohn: Songs Without Words in F-sharp minor, Op. 67/2 [02:19]

Recorded ∙ 06 October 1961 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Raum 3 ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

In cooperation with Peter Gimpel, the son of Jacob Gimpel

Article number: MC 1031
UPC barcode: 791154054079
Recording dates: 1956-1961
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: 69:24

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Peter Gimpel & the Jakob & Bronislaw Archives
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Peter Gimpel Collection
With special thanks to Peter Gimpel & gimpelmusicarchives.com
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2015 Meloclassic