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Track(s) taken from CDA67349
Recording details: May 2002
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: January 2003
Total duration: 3 minutes 33 seconds

'Brilliant and technically awesome … Philip Martin is never less than an extremely able and charming guide to this curious repertoire' (BBC Music Magazine)

'There is a poignant period flavour to this music, which Martin captures with the utmost sensibility' (The Daily Telegraph)

'It's impossible to listen to this disc and not beam with pleasure … real melodic charm, surprising harmonic progressions, and enough sensuality and humour to put a kick in the greyest of January days. The recorded sound is gorgeous' (The Times)

'Martin once again reveals his mastery of Gottschalk’s special brand of refined sensuality … for Gottschalk’s growing band of admirers, this is an essential purchase' (Fanfare, USA)

'Philip Martin has the technical resources to do [Gottschalk] justice with straight-faced ease' (The Irish Times)

'finely played and beautifully recorded' (Pianist)

'Volume 6 maintains the same impressive standards set in Philip Martin’s five previous Gottschalk releases on Hyperion … If you’ve been collecting this series, don’t stop now. A delectable disc' (ClassicsToday.com)

'Philip Lane is perfectly suited to Gottschalk's music and his interpretations are well nigh unsurpassable. The recording is firm and very realist with a touch of brittleness at the top. In sum, this is another gorgeous piano music collection from the underrated American composer' (Classical.net)

Vision 'Étude', RO295 Op posth.
composer
1868/9; published in Rio de Janeiro in circa 1870

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The three productive months spent in San Isidro during the early part of 1869 saw Gottschalk reverting to his earlier European style (see Impromptu and Caprice élégiaque). The outstanding surviving works from this period are the Grand Scherzo (recorded on CD 2), Tremolo (CD 5), Hercule (CD 3) and this, one of the composer’s most lovely effusions. Its constant flow of right-hand semiquavers (pp and murmurando), subtle harmonies and long-breathed melody put one in mind of Fauré. Only recently rediscovered, Vision makes one look with renewed admiration at the diversity of Gottschalk’s multi-faceted output.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2003

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