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Track(s) taken from CDA66697

Polka in B flat, RO273

? 1859

Philip Martin (piano)
Recording details: October 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1994
Total duration: 2 minutes 1 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)
Except for some octave flourishes above the treble stave there is little to persuade anyone hearing for the first time this slender but delightful two-step, that it is not by Scott Joplin. Among the most remarkable examples of Gottschalk’s prescient writing, it provides strong support for the claim that in his American, Spanish and West Indian music he was years ahead of his time.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

À part quelques fioritures en octave au-dessus de la portée de sol, on pourrait croire, en entendant pour la première fois ce léger mais charmant morceau à deux temps, qu’il est de Scott Joplin. Parmi les exemples les plus remarquables de la musique prophétique de Gottschalk, il renforce sérieusement l’affirmation que, dans sa musique américaine, espagnole et antillaise, il était bien en avance sur son temps.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 1994
Français: Madeleine Jay

Außer einigen Oktavenverzierungen hoch über der Sopran-Notenlinie gibt es wenig, das uns beim ersten Hören dieses leichtgewichtigen aber entzückenden Two-Steps dazu verleiten könnte, ihn nicht für ein Werk von Scott Joplin zu halten. Er ist eines der hervorstechendsten Beispiele von Gottschalks visionärer Kompositionsart, und gibt der Behauptung Grundlage, daß er in seiner amerikanischen, spanischen und westindischen Musik seiner Zeit um Jahre voraus war.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 1994
Deutsch: Angelika Malbert

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