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Track(s) taken from CDA67478

7ème Ballade, RO15 Op 87

? 1860s; published in Mainz in 1877

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: 5 minutes 40 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)
A sad, sweet poem (in E flat) with its reminiscences of Chopin but on a far more intimate scale, this Ballade was published after Gottschalk’s death by Nicolás Esperado (see the notes for CD 4) ‘sur Manuscrits originaux avec autorisation de sa famille’.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2004

Un poème doux et triste (en mi bémol) avec son évocation de Chopin, mais à une échelle bien plus intime, cette Ballade fut publiée après la mort de Gottschalk par Nicolás Esperado (cf. les notes du CD 4) «sur Manuscrits originaux avec autorisation de la famille».

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

Ein trauriges, anrührendes Gedicht (in Es-Dur), das an Chopin erinnert, jedoch sehr viel intimer angelegt ist. Diese Ballade wurde nach Gottschalks Tod von Nicolás Esperado (siehe Kommentar zu CD 4) mit dem Kommentar „sur Manuscrits originaux avec autorisation de sa famille“ herausgegeben.

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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