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Gottschalk: Piano Music Vol 6 / Philip Martin


Release Date: 02/11/2003 
Label:  Hyperion   Catalog #: 67349   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Volume 6 maintains the same impressive standards set in Philip Martin's five previous Gottschalk releases on Hyperion. The pianist's full-bodied, liquid sonority, together with his maximum-security technique and ear for nuance ennoble these virtuoso showpieces and make them sound more substantial than they are. Listen to Martin's gorgeous trills and elegantly sculpted embellishments in the Carnaval de Venise, and suddenly you're on that slow boat to Nirvana. The same can be said about Martin's ravishing treatment of the flashy "Favorita" paraphrase (after Donizetti), or salon fluff like the Danse des sylphes and Le Sourire d'une jeunne. Yet the pianist also shines when the music has more to offer, as in
Read more his alluring pedal effects throughout Vision's shifty, delicate arpeggiated figures. And Martin does not let Gottschalk's bold harmonic ideas in the Marche funèbre and the Caprice élégiaque squeak by unnoticed. If you've been collecting this series, don't stop now. A delectable disc. [5/17/2003]

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Printemps d'amour RO 214/Op. 40 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; USA 
2. Danse Ossianique, RO 64/Op. 12 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1851; Paris, France 
3. Jeunesse, RO 129/Op. 70 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; USA 
4. Maiden's Blush, RO 141 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Antilles 
5. Impromptu for Piano, RO 122/Op. 54 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869; USA 
6. Le Carnaval de Venise, RO 45/Op. 89 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850 
7. Marche funèbre, RO 147/Op. 64 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; USA 
8. Vision, RO 295 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1870; Rio de Janeiro, Braz 
9. Caprice élégiaque, RO 38/Op 56 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1869 
10. Mazurka for Piano "Colliers d'or", RO 58/Op 6 no 1 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1849 
11. Mazurka for Piano "Colliers d'or", RO 59/Op 6 no 2 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1849 
12. Danse des sylphes, RO 65 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1853 
13. La Favorita, RO 95/Op 68 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Philip Martin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859 

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