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Lélia Gousseau

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As a celebrated pupil of the icon Lazare-Lévy, Lélia Gousseau was a major performer from the 1930s to 1950s and beginning in 1952 embarked on an international career, playing with such orchestras as the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Boston Symphony while touring the U.S. Sadly, she recorded very little commercially. Our discovery of rare recordings brings her artistry back into the present.

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LÉLIA GOUSSEAU plays Liszt, Brahms and Fauré

1-4. Liszt: Piano Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major, HS.124 [18:04]
I. Allegro maestoso [05:16]
II. Quasi adagio [04:36]
III. Allegretto vivace – Allegro animato [04:04]
IV. Allegro marziale animato [04:08]
Lélia Gousseau ∙ piano
Orchestre National de la RTF
Pierre Dervaux ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 05 November 1953 ∙ Paris ∙ Salle Gaveau ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Live Recording

5-7. Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 [45:38]
I. Maestoso [20:40]
II. Adagio [13:35]
III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo [11:24]
Lélia Gousseau ∙ piano
Orchestre National de la RTF
Manuel Rosenthal ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 24 January 1955 ∙ Paris ∙ Théâtre des Champs-Élysées ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Live Recording

8. Fauré: Thème et variations, Op. 73 [15:03]
Lélia Gousseau ∙ piano
Recorded ∙ 24 March 1959 ∙ Paris ∙ Studio RTF ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1028
UPC barcode: 791154054048
Recording dates: 1953-1959
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: 78:46

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Boris Lipnitzki
With special thanks to Frédéric Gaussin
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2015 Meloclassic