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Track(s) taken from CDA67349

Vision 'Étude', RO295 Op posth.

1868/9; published in Rio de Janeiro in circa 1870

Philip Martin (piano)
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' (Classics Today)

'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)
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

Au cours des trois mois fructueux passés à San Isidro au début 1869 (voir Impromptu et Caprice élégiaque), Gottschalk revint au style européen du début de sa carrière. Les œuvres remarquables de cette période ayant survécu sont le Grand Scherzo (enregistré dans le CD 2), Tremolo (CD 5), Hercule (CD 3) et la présente Vision, l’une des plus séduisantes effusions du compositeur. Le flux continu des doubles croches à la main droite (pp et murmurando), les subtiles harmonies et l’ampleur de la courbe mélodique évoquent Fauré. Récemment redécouverte, cette pièce incite à considérer avec une admiration renouvelée la diversité de la production polymorphe de Gottschalk.

extrait des notes rédigées par Jeremy Nicholas © 2003
Français: Josée Bégaud

Während der drei produktiven Monate, die er am Anfang des Jahres 1869 in San Isidro verbrachte (siehe Impromptu und Caprice élégiaque, weiter unten), kehrte Gottschalk zu seinem früheren, europäischen Stil zurück. Die hervorragenden überlieferten Werke dieser Zeit sind das Grand Scherzo (aufgenommen auf CD Nr. 2), Tremolo (Nr. 5), Hercule (Nr. 3) und dieses Werk, eine der lieblichsten Schöpfungen des Komponisten. Der ununterbrochene Fluss von Sechzehnteln in der rechten Hand (pp und murmurando), die raffinierten Harmonien und die ausgedehnte Melodie erinnern an Fauré. Vision wurde erst kürzlich wiederentdeckt und lässt den Hörer das verschiedenartige und facettenreiche Schaffen Gottschalks aufs Neue bewundern.

aus dem Begleittext von Jeremy Nicholas © 2003
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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