Louis Moreau Gottschalk - The Complete Solo Piano Music (2011) (Philip Martin)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Covers, d.booklet | 370 mb | RAR | 1881 mb
Classical, PIano | Label: Hyperion - CDS44451/8
With his idiomatic and graceful style, pianist Philip Martin has established himself as the foremost exponent of Gottschalk. Much of his music is by no means easy to play; it requires an impeccable technique matched with Èlan and joie de vivre for its most effective execution. Although not essentially a great composer, Louis Moreau Gottschalk had a unique spontaneity and individuality which Martins performances bring vividly to the fore. The composers music was hugely popular during his lifetime and his works display a real melodic charm and a great sense of fun. Each of the eight discs in Martins extensive Gottschalk series has received wide acclaim and left pianophiles eagerly awaiting the next issue.