|"Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act."
|" . . . Mr. Gottschalk is one of the very small number of those who possess all the different elements of the sovereign power of the pianist, all the attributes which environ him with an irresistible prestige. . . his playing strikes from the first, dazzles, astonishes . . . The success, also, of Mr. Gottschalk when he is in the presence of a civilized musical audience, is immense." L. M. Gottschalk, Notes of a Pianist - pg. 50 - 51.|
|"Gottschalk's execution astonishes, while, at the same time, it charms. Thus, while the right hand designs the theme and gives it all its contours, the other, as if it had winged fingers and with vertiginous rapidity, flies from one end of the key-board to the other . . . and the last note is as pure, as velvety as the first." L. M. Gottschalk, Notes of a Pianist - pg. 56.|