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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: 5 minutes 0 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)

Grand scherzo, RO114 Op 57
1869; published in New York in 1870

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
A late piece in which Gottschalk reverts to his European style and writes in the dark key of D minor, which he employed rarely. Here it is used in a Chopinesque first subject (an impression that is underlined by the frequent emphasis on the third beat of the bar in a 34 metre). The trio, though, is pure Gottschalk (his sentimental side that is), a tender song in the relative major with many ‘tranquillo’ and ‘misterioso’ requests to the player. The end is an unbridled tour de force à la Moszkowski.

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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