NIELS W. GADE (1817-1890): Aquarelles, Op. 19, Vols. 1 and 2, Aquarelles, Op. 57, Aquarelle, Piano Sonata in E Minor, Op. 28, Volkstänze - Phantasiestücke, Op. 31, Chanson danoise (
Catalogue Number: 04S034
Description: Except for the sonata, which Gade worked on for 15 years (!) before it was printed in 1854, all of his piano works are in the vein of salon music or character pieces, mostly of moderate difficulty (he himself was not a professional pianist). 26 years ago, Marco Polo/Dacapo released three CDs containing all of it but they didn’t have the two-minute Chanson danoise, a first recording. Marianna Shirinyan (piano).