Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first.

Hyperion offers both CDs, and downloads in a number of formats. The site is also available in several languages.

Please use the dropdown buttons to set your preferred options, or use the checkbox to accept the defaults.

Click cover art to view larger version
Track(s) taken from CDA66697

Scherzo-romantique, RO233 Op 73

1851; published in Boston in 1873

Philip Martin (piano)
Recording details: October 1993
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1994
Total duration: 3 minutes 49 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)
This is the thoroughly European Gottschalk sending an elegant salon confection spinning through the keys of A flat, G flat and D major in a waltz-scherzo more reminiscent of the worlds of Moszkowski and Rubinstein, which were to come, than that of Chopin, which had passed. There’s the characteristic exploitation of the top of the keyboard but, throughout, as in all Gottschalk’s music, one is aware of how supremely well the music is laid out for the hand.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1994

Ici, un Gottschalk profondément européen fait danser un élégant morceau de salon à travers les clefs de la bémol, sol bémol et ré majeur dans une valse-scherzo qui évoque davantage les univers futurs de Moszkowski et de Rubinstein que celui, passé, de Chopin. On retrouve l’exploitation caractéristique du registre aigu du clavier mais, comme toujours dans la musique de Gottschalk, on constate que les notes tombent parfaitement bien sous la main.

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

Hier begegnen wir einem durch und durch europäischen Gottschalk, der eine elegante, auf den Salon zugeschnittene Mischung von Musik durch die Tonarten As, Des und D-Dur wirbeln läßt, und dies in einem Walzer-Scherzo, das mehr an die zukünftige Welt von Moszkowski und Rubinstein gemahnt, als an die vergangene von Chopin. Da gibt es die charakteristische Ausbeutung der obersten Töne der Tastatur. Aber man merkt durchweg, wie in allen Kompositionen Gottschalks, daß die Musik auf vortreffliche Art für die Hand des Pianisten angeordnet worden ist.

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

Other albums featuring this work

Gottschalk: The Complete Solo Piano Music
CDS44451/88CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Waiting for content to load...
Waiting for content to load...