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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66697
Recording details: October 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1994
Total duration: 3 minutes 49 seconds

'I can't imagine an aficionado of 19th-century piano music who wouldn't want Martin's two recordings… I hope we don't have to wait another three years for the next step in what is turning into an exceptional series' (Fanfare, USA)

'Martin's flair comes through flamboyantly in these virtuosic pieces … the ideal advocate for his music' (Raidió Teilifís Éireann, Ireland)

Scherzo-romantique, RO233 Op 73
1851; published in Boston in 1873

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
This is the thoroughly European Gottschalk sending an elegant salon confection spinning through the keys of A flat, G flat and D major in a waltz-scherzo more reminiscent of the worlds of Moszkowski and Rubinstein, which were to come, than that of Chopin, which had passed. There’s the characteristic exploitation of the top of the keyboard but, throughout, as in all Gottschalk’s music, one is aware of how supremely well the music is laid out for the hand.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

Other albums featuring this work
'Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music' (CDS44451/8)
Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
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