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Track(s) taken from CDA67478

La brise 'Valse de concert', RO30

? 1865; published in New York in 1878; alternative title: The breeze

Philip Martin (piano)
Recording details: December 2003
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Julian Millard
Release date: September 2004
Total duration: 3 minutes 29 seconds


'Even the most devoted of Gottschalk's admirers will make some arresting discoveries among the less familiar works here … those who have enjoyed the series so far will want to add this disc to their collections, too' (International Record Review)

'Gottschalk is never abstruse or merely technical, but it is obvious from the elegance of his writing that he was a wonderful pianist. He is still underestimated, I think—as a composer, too. I can listen to his music for hours, and I don't feel that way about much piano music. The piano sound is simply wonderful—Hyperion manages to convey an individual instrument's personality in piano recordings' (Fanfare, USA)
The Breeze represents a return to Gottschalk’s familiar salon style, a vigorous waltz in E flat ‘respectfully dedicated to Mrs. Kate Sanger’. From the title page we learn that ‘This was written by Gottschalk just before leaving New York for the last time and given as a souvenir to his friend Chas. F. Sanger’.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2004

Valse vigoureuse en mi bémol, «respectueusement dédiée à Mme Kate Sanger», La brise représente un retour au style familier de la musique de salon de Gottschalk. La page de titre nous apprend qu’elle «fut écrite par Gottschalk juste avant de quitter New York pour la dernière fois et fut donnée en souvenir à son ami Chas. F. Sanger».

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 2004
Français: Isabelle Battioni

Mit der „Brise“ kehren wir zu Gottschalks bekanntem Salonstil zurück; es handelt sich hier um einen lebhaften Walzer in Es-Dur, der „entsprechend Frau Kate Sanger“ gewidmet ist. Von der Titelseite erfahren wir, dass das Stück „kurz vor Gottschalks letzten Abreise aus New York komponiert und seiner Freundin Chas. F. Sanger als Andenken überreicht“ wurde.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 2004
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
CDS44451/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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